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[UK-Scotland] Snacks, fags and booze: Scotland's triple health challenge

Of the trio of major health time bombs – smoking, drinking, and obesity – smoking remains the biggest killer. Around a fifth of Scots smoke and tobacco is responsible for about 10,000 – one fifth of all – deaths a year in Scotland as well as 128,000 hosp
Holyrood (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 01:50

[UK-Scotland] Health Q&A with Shona Robison

One approach we’ve taken to instil a sense of personal responsibility has been using marketing campaigns, like our Take It Right Outside campaign on second-hand smoke – which contributed to children’s exposure to second-hand smoke being halved. We’ll cont
Holyrood (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 15:36
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[UK-Scotland] Smoke-free laws benefit child health – study

Children needing hospital treatment due to chest infections may have dropped by as much as a fifth since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests. A study led by the University of Edinburgh and the Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Ne
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk)
added Sep 6, 2017 02:43

[UK-Scotland] Further action needed to reduce smoking inequalities, say experts

POOR Scots are still three times more likely to smoke than their more affluent counterparts despite a slew of anti-tobacco strategies, experts have said. However, the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke in Scottish homes has been cut from in
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:10

[UK-Scotland] Frequency of e-cigarette use may be key to quitting smoking, study suggests

Study showed linear correlation between quit attempts and quit success and the frequency of e-cigarette use. Attempting to quit in the first place was more likely among smokers using e-cigarettes than non-users.
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Sep 1, 2017 12:47

[UK-Scotland] Number of children exposed to second-hand smoke halved

An NHS Scotland and Edinburgh University review of the Scottish Government's tobacco control strategy also found a "downward trend in smoking prevalence". It also warned smoking continues to be a bigger problem in more deprived areas. The Scottish Gove
STV (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 16:02

[UK-Scotland] Scottish anti-smoking strategy shows 'positive impact'

The review, conducted by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Health Scotland, said the tobacco control strategy had shown a "positive impact" over the past five years. However, the report's authors cautioned that smoking continued to be a bigger problem i
BBC Online
added Aug 31, 2017 15:15

[UK-Scotland] Measuring for change: the road to smoke-free prisons

One large occupational group that has been required to work within smoking-permitted environments in the United Kingdom is prison staff. Almost three-quarters of prisoners are current smokers, levels not seen amongst men in the general population since a
Oxford University Press Blog
added Aug 25, 2017 18:24

[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Selfishness on display by hospital smokers

Sir, – A few weeks ago my wife and I had the pleasure of having a baby boy in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Unfortunately he contracted an infection and had to stay in for a week. I would like to thank all the staff in the neonatal department for their e
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:23

[UK-Scotland] Number of people quitting smoking rises by 15% in Glasgow

said smoking cessation services were now seeing “unprecedented numbers” of people trying to quit. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s weight management service has also seen a 5% rise in referrals in the past year and the number of people accessing a service
Evening Times (uk)
added Aug 24, 2017 14:41
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