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5 February 2024 - Prevention in health and social care - Oral evidence

Committee Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry Prevention in health and social care

Monday 5 February 2024

Start times: 4:00pm (private) 4:30pm (public)

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Alcohol and smoking in focus for major inquiry into preventing ill-health

The committee examines how to prevent harms caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling and smoking in the next stage of its major inquiry into prevention with hearings over two consecutive days. Further planned sessions will consider drugs and gambling and links to ill-health.

Meeting details

At 4:15pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Prevention in health and social care
At 4:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Prevention in health and social care

MPs focus on smoking with Professor Javed Khan who led an independent review for the government which found that England would miss a target to be ‘smokefree’ by 2030 without further action. Estimates of the overall cost of smoking to the UK economy sit at up to £17 billion a year. Questions are expected on “critical” recommendations for tobacco control from the Khan Review, including a ban on sales of cigarettes to young people born after a specific year and promoting vaping as a tool to help smokers quit.



Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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