Smoking in London

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Research from the British Heart Foundation shows that more than one in five adults in Barking and Dagenham, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington and Tower Hamlets smoke regularly - twice the rate of Richmond. Given that more than 1,000 Londoners are admitted to hospital each week for diseases directly caused by smoking, what steps are you, in conjunction with NHS partners, going to take to reduce the health inequalities associated with smoking in London?


Answer for Smoking in London

Answer for Smoking in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to supporting the work of the British Heart Foundation, Public Health England, the NHS and local boroughs in reducing the harms of smoking which disproportionately affect our less well off communities. As part of the new London Health inequalities strategy I shall be looking to see what more can be done to help smoking prevention, to help those seeking to quit and to tackle the issue of illegal tobacco.