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Tobacco Control Strategy - Creating a Tobacco-Free Generation, 27/03/13 [S]

The Scottish Government has published a strategy which sets out a 5 year plan for action across the key themes of health inequalities, prevention, protection and cessation.

The key actions from the tobacco control strategy include:

  • Setting 2034 as a target for a tobacco-free Scotland
  • Supporting the introduction of standardised packaging
  • Investing in education programmes for young people
  • Implementing smoke-free hospital grounds by 2015
  • Delivering a national marketing campaign on the danger of second-hand smoke
  • Setting a target for reducing children’s exposure to second hand smoke.
The Scottish Government will await the UK Government and the other Devolved Administrations’ responses to the UK wide consultation on standardised packaging before deciding on the most appropriate legislative option for introducing this initiative.

For full details see Tobacco Control Strategy - Creating a Tobacco-Free Generation which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Tobacco Control Strategy - Creating a Tobacco-Free Generation
Scottish Government news release