Smoking in Public

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that smoking prevalence, cancer screening and mortality from cancer are all key indicators of Public Health, and that the Mayor has a statutory duty to reduce health inequality, can he explain how he has managed public places across London to be safer and more inclusive through the reduction of smoking, as outlined in his 'First Steps to Delivery'?


Answer for Smoking in Public

Answer for Smoking in Public

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware that some local authorities have already gone further than smoke free legislation requires - such as introducing smoke free outdoor areas including children's playgrounds.

I am pleased that City Hall is a smoke free building, including the open air balcony.