“Smoke-free” Games a real step forward for children and families Reply

I was very pleased to hear that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be “smoke-free” – and great to hear the organisers enthusiastically proclaiming “the most progressive smoking policy at any major sporting event held in Scotland”. More…

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Plain packaging – evidence arrives from Australia Reply

Earlier this month, public health Minister Anna Soubry told the Westminster Parliament that plans to implement plain, standardised packaging in the UK were to be put on hold to get more evidence about how things work out in Australia. In response the Scottish Government said it is committed to introducing standardised packaging independently. Some early evidence from Australia has now been published – what does it add?