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The Westminster Government has published draft regulations to introduce plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products across the UK. The move follows a long and rancorous campaign which pitted a strong and united public health lobby against persistent opposition from tobacco companies willing to spend millions of pounds to prevent the measure.
Consultation on the introduction of regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco products
(closes 7th August)
ASH Scotland has compiled the latest statistics on smoking and tobacco use in Scotland into our new report – Smoking in Scotland – which includes the latest statistics on smoking rates in adults, young people, in specific population groups, exposure to second-hand smoke, and more.
The report analyses trends, our performance on smoking reduction targets, and provides a 'traffic light' system to monitor progress. It concludes that, while we have made much progress in recent years, more needs to be done if we are to achieve 5% or lower smoking prevalence by 2034.