Smoking vote fury New Health Minister is under fire for voting against major smoking reforms : Sun.

Tory Jackie Doyle-Price was accused of not even backing ‘basic public health measures’

Jackie Doyle-Price voted to exempt pubs and private members’ clubs from the smoking ban

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Jackie Doyle-Price voted to exempt pubs and private members’ clubs from the smoking ban

Her voting record shows she voted against a ban on smoking in private motors where there are kids present.

She also voted against a new law that requires private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under 18 is present.

Doyle-Price, who has been an MP since 2010, also voted to exempt pubs and private members’ clubs from the smoking ban where no grub is served.

Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson says public health should be a government priority

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Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson says public health should be a government priority

Sharon Hodgson, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister, said: “Public health ought to be a number one priority for this government, particularly action to tackle smoking related illnesses.

“Jeremy Hunt needs to explain why he’s appointed a new health minister who doesn’t even support basic public health measures.”

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3 Comments

  1. Unless they are prepared to make smoking illegal, they should shut up and let smokers smoke.

    The government make too much money from taxes raised from the sales of tobacco for them to ever consider making it illegal. In fact, if everyone gave up tomorrow, the government would be in panic mode at the loss of billions of pounds of tax revenue.

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