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Smokeless Tobacco

EDM number 439 in 2005-06, proposed by Paul Flynn on 28/06/2005.

That this House welcomes the remarkable reduction of cancer deaths in Sweden following the drop in smoking by Swedish males from 36 per cent. of the population in 1980 to 17 per cent. now; notes that smokeless tobacco is used by half of Sweden's male tobacco users but is rare among women, resulting in cancer male deaths that are half the European average while female cancer deaths are almost exactly the European average; notes that smokeless tobacco is used as an aid by a third of Swedes who quit smoking; is convinced by the research that smoking reduces life expectancy for a 35 year old smoker by eight years compared with a reduction of a mere 15 days by smokeless tobacco; is persuaded by the Royal College of Physicians' view that smokeless tobacco can be up to 1,000 times less hazardous than smoking tobacco; and believes that the UK ban on the use of Snus moist snuff should be removed so that its health advantages can be shared by British nicotine addicts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Paul Flynn28/06/2005Newport WestLabourProposed
Gregory Campbell29/06/2005East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley29/06/2005Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ronnie Campbell29/06/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martin Caton29/06/2005GowerLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis29/06/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock29/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson30/06/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Betty Williams04/07/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Iris Robinson19/07/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/07/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis12/10/2005AberavonLabourSigned

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