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Oral Cancer: Oral Tobacco

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7150, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the letter from Professor David Nutt to The Times on 16 March stating that the rates of oral cancer among South Asian women are nearly four times higher than those among the rest of the population, whether they will (1) publish information on the toxicity of South Asian chewed products, and (2) compare this to the toxicity of snus.

Answered on

25 March 2022

The Department does not hold data on the toxicity of South Asian chewed products or on the toxicity of snus.