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…

2 pieces of good news on smoking and mental health Reply

Regular readers of this blog will know that mental health is now a huge part of the environment for smoking and health in Scotland.

At least one third of tobacco used in the UK is by people with mental health issues, and while they are as likely to want to quit, smoking rates remain high in this group and are not declining as fast as in the wider population. More…