2022

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Sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products from UK convenience stores fell by almost half in three years, research shows.

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The report presents new research from SPECTRUM members at the Universities of Nottingham and Stirling.

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The review, led by Dr Javed Khan OBE, presents a series of recommendations to Government to support its ambitions to be smokefree by 2030.

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New analysis of the UK Government’s “Levelling Up” white paper highlights gaps and missed opportunities to address health inequalities.

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Consultation response recommends closer consideration of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and recognition of the role inequalities and disparities play in driving tobacco use.

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SPECTRUM responses were submitted in relation to consultations on the draft National Planning Framework 4, and on health inequalities in Scotland.

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SPECTRUM responses were submitted in relation to consultations on the draft National Planning Framework 4, and on health inequalities in Scotland.

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Supported by SPECTRUM, the new panel includes members of the public who use products that contain nicotine and who have mental health conditions.

30th anniversary tobacco control

New article promotes a joined-up approach to tackling industry influence across unhealthy commodities, building on the international success of tobacco control.

 

Professor Niamh Fitzgerald has given evidence to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on tackling alcohol harms in Scotland.

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In evidence to the Scottish Parliament, Professor Jamie Pearce has highlighted the opportunity for the National Planning Framework to help address public health challenges in Scotland.

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Arguments used by industry to dispute product-harm relationships are creating uncertainty about the health risks of harmful products, posing a significant challenge to public health.