• June 21, 2024

Let's not rush anything

 Let's not rush anything

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Ministers have unveiled a new action plan to help Scotland meet the target of having a ‘tobacco-free’ generation by 2034, according to an STV story.
The Scottish Government’s updated plan reportedly contains 44 measures aimed at addressing health inequalities and cutting smoking rates.
It includes plans to ban smoking around hospital buildings and implement the ban on possessing tobacco in prisons.
It also outlines media campaigns around discouraging smoking in school grounds and communal stairwells, and preventing young people from taking up the habit.
Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert based at the University of Stirling, said the “much-needed” plan would save lives.
“The renewed commitment in this plan to work towards a smoke-free Scotland by 2034 is welcome,” she said.
“However, if the goal of helping people to stop smoking through the new Quit Your Way service is to be truly effective, levels of investment must be maintained.
“We know that stop smoking services are the most effective way to help people quit. Smokers are around three times more likely to quit if they use these services.”