Who in Scotland is selling tobacco, vaping products or both? Reply

Scotland’s tobacco retailers register has been expanded to include those selling Nicotine Vaping Products, giving us a useful tool to explore a wider market in nicotine products, and unique information on who is selling nicotine products and what kind. More…

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What’s happening with the smoking rate in Scotland? Reply

The Office of National Statistics has just published its annual survey of smoking across the UK, suggesting a substantial drop in smoking in Scotland and in the other nations. This contrasts with a largely static estimate from the Scottish Health Survey. So what is going on? More…

Brexit and the battle for public health Reply

The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament has produced its report into “The Impact of Leaving the European Union on Health and Social Care in Scotland”.

ASH Scotland made a written submission to their consultation, and then presented to one of the oral evidence sessions, so we were interested to see what the report would say. More…

Buying tobacco for young people is not doing them a favour Reply

We are delighted that the Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents are both supportive of our #notafavour campaign.

This campaign aims to reduce proxy purchase – where an adult buys tobacco and passes it on to someone too young to buy it themselves – by challenging the attitudes and assumptions that lead adults to do this. More…