Taking action on smoking and health
How Scotland invited the tobacco industry to smoke outside The ASH Scotland report 'The unwelcome guest: how Scotland invited the tobacco industry to smoke outside' shows how the campaign to go smoke-free was won, and how the tobacco industry tried everything it could to stop smoke-free legislation being made. Scotland going smoke-free is the most radical public health decision taken since devolution; it makes Scotland the leader across the UK in tackling the issue of tobacco harm caused by second-hand smoke. Using previously uncovered tobacco industry documents as well as government, press and internal archives, ASH Scotland’s report tells the story of how the decision to ban smoking in public places was made. This report was launched by Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, the former tobacco industry researcher who revealed that the tobacco industry knew and hid the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The report includes a foreword by Dr Wigand.Also see Smoke-free success (2007) This report highlights the success of the legislation in terms of its impact on the health of our nation, compliance, and the consequences for industry, as well as discussing how communication and coalition has helped defeat the tobacco industry which has continually tried to undermine the legislation
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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