Keeping tobacco out of the hands of young people Reply

It is hardly news to say that the main focus of efforts to stop young people taking up smoking has to be inequalities.

We know that smoking uptake is much higher in more disadvantaged groups. Figures from the Scottish Health Survey also show that smoking starts at an earlier and is more likely to continue into adulthood. More…

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Protecting our children from harm while they play Reply

Tottering round in mum’s far too big heels, sneaking into the make-up drawer to paint your face, rummaging around in the tool box to play ‘fix it’, chattering into any inanimate object to take that important ‘call’,  pestering to ‘drive’ the car and wanting to ‘help’ with the dishes. Children copy the behaviour of those around to them, mostly harmless and part of their natural development, but there are some adult behaviours which we shouldn’t expose our children to and don’t want them mimicking. More…