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[UK-Scotland] High availability of tobacco raises smoking rates in mothers-to-be

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to
added Nov 12, 2018 22:11

[UK-Scotland] Union hits out at council´s new staff smoking ban

A union has hit out after a local authority banned its staff from smoking or vaping during working hours. The Evening Telegraph reports Dundee City Council’s new rule applies when employees are outside, travelling between offices and on tea breaks. It
Press Association (uk)
added Nov 5, 2018 18:14

[UK-Scotland] Workers face cigarette break ban under anti-smoking plan

Employees of a Scottish council have been banned from lighting up during the working day under a new anti-smoking strategy. Dundee City Council said its revised smoking policy would encourage staff to quit and reduce the number of adult “role models” se
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:38
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[UK-Scotland] New research reveals when Scotland could go completely smoke-free

Although the Scottish Government has aimed for smoking to be reduced to 5% or under by 2034, long term trends indicate this will be delayed by a full decade and the country will still be smoking until 2053*. But it’s not all bad news. The report, comp
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 26, 2018 23:08

[UK, UK-Scotland] Use of smoking cessation services continues to fall

The reduction in service use comes amid a fall in the overall number of people smoking in Scotland. The last Scottish Health Survey reported an adult smoking prevalence of 18.2% in 2017, down from 21.1% in 2016. Analysts said the reason for the fall in
Press Association (uk)
added Oct 23, 2018 23:06

[UK-Scotland] Edinburgh vaping firm to open 200 e-cigarette shops UK-wide

The company, which claims to be the country's largest vaping firm, said it will double its staff numbers to 1000 to bolster the expansion push. Doug Mutter, director at Vaporized, declared: “With increasing numbers of smokers recognising the lifestyle
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 23, 2018 16:51

[UK-Scotland] Smoking and obesity can cause ‘worrying changes’ in the womb, study finds

Smoking cigarettes or carrying excess weight during pregnancy can cause “worrying changes” in the development of an unborn baby’s thyroids...Thyroid hormones, which are produced by expectant mothers during pregnancy, are essential for the growth and deve
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Oct 23, 2018 16:41

[UK-Scotland] SNP in row over conference fees from tobacco giants

THE SNP has been criticised after it emerged that tobacco companies had paid thousands of pounds to attend their party conference. Despite the Scottish Government’s tough stance on smoking, cigarette makers Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Imperial
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42

[UK-Scotland] Pupils who smoke 'should be helped to quit' not punished

Now a new campaign has been launched to discourage schools from punishing pupils for smoking. Instead, ant-smoking charity ASH Scotland wants teachers and heads to help and support smokers as part of a drive to make schools tobacco free.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:56

[UK-Scotland] Assessing progress in protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke [FREE FULL TEXT]

Scotland has witnessed a dramatic reduction in SHS exposure in the past two decades, but there are still nearly one in five non-smoking adults who have measurable exposure to SHS on any given day. Tobacco control strategies globally should consider the us
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:37
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