Taking action on smoking and health
No events planned
To register for events contact Administration Assistant Clair Kirkwood:
0131 220 9467 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus of the day will be on local action in pursuit of a generation free from tobacco. There will also be some important national level contributions from the Scottish Government and ASH Scotland with interesting presentations relating to tobacco industry tactics, smoking and mental health and tobacco control in the Netherlands. See programme (PDF, 420KB)
Learning objectives for the day:
There are points of interest for members across the sectors:
Enforcement – tobacco industry activity, social provision and proxy sale of tobacco.
Health Promotion – comparisons with the Netherlands and support from Scotland’s Tobacco-free Generation Charter project.
Stop Smoking – new live life to the full resource and action through money advice services.
Policy and Research – presentations by the Scottish Government and ASH Scotland.
Register online now for a free place or download and return the registration form (Word 50KB)
STA Research Group, 09 November 2016, Glasgow
The next meeting of the STA Research Group at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow (in Glasgow city centre, at 200 Renfield Street, G2 3QB), has been rescheduled for 09 November 2016. Presentation-led discussions on smoking and mental health and parallels with stigma experienced by those suffering mental ill-health and poverty. If you're interested in attending, please contact Clair Kirkwood using the details above, or see the provisional agenda here.
We are looking for creative, new and challenging practice on how you have empowered smokers to quit or improved your service from across Scotland presented in a way that suits you, i.e. a poster or a presentation for 15-20mins. It is preferred that your abstract covers results and the impact of the work as well as key learning.
The conference planning group welcome submissions on the following themes:
1. empowering priority groups to quit
2. preventing young people from starting to smoke
3. service improvements in community pharmacy, mental health services, maternity, prison, and acute settings
4. smoke-free environments
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 19 August 2016. Completed forms should be sent electronically to: nhs.healthscotland-SSCC@nhs.net.
Please put ‘SSCC16 abstract’ in the subject heading. Forms will be acknowledged on receipt (by email). Following the Planning Group’s review, everyone will be notified in September 2016.
If you have any questions please email: nhs.healthscotland-SSCC@nhs.net
(Please note that we will not accept submissions of work that has been funded by or has any link to the tobacco industry.)
Meeting of the elected STA Council. If members would like to raise any issues relating to STA activity or tobacco control in Scotland for the Council to discuss contact STA Coordinator, David Robertson.
→Follow this link for past meetings and events:
The 3rd STA symposium on smoking and mental health in Edinburgh and Grampian
STA and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde tobacco-free policy event
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