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Smoking kills: a White Paper on tobacco

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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    1 January 1998
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    Cm 4177
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  • Copyright holder:
    Crown Copyright

This White Paper announces the government's concerted plan of action to stop people smoking. It notes action already taken by the government on tobacco advertising and taxation. It goes on to present a series of measures for reducing smoking among young people, new cessation services for adults, and action on smoking among pregnant women. It then outlines proposals for abolishing tobacco advertising and promotion, altering public attitudes, preventing tobacco smuggling, and supporting research. It describes further proposals for working in partnership with businesses to restrict smoking in public places, places of work, and government offices, and for working with other governments at European and global levels. The closing sections describe how progress will be measured and monitored, and sets out the paper's broad conclusions. The paper ends with lists of government departments involved and bodies and associations consulted. Cites numerous references. Stationery Office Publication

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