Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control


This group is no longer active.


The Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control is a departmental working group chaired by Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing.

Its remit is to:

  • provide expert advice to the Scottish Government on tobacco control acting as a forum for the development of policy to reduce the impact of tobacco on Scotland’s health
  • monitor and support the implementation of national policies, legislative controls and related national strategies / action plans
  • provide a forum for the dissemination of best practice


The group has two sub-groups to concentrate on specific categories of work:


Minutes from the group's meetings are under Documents at the bottom of this page.

Previous minutes are available in our website archive. 


  • Joe Fitzpatrick (Chairperson), Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing
  • Professor Amanda Amos, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Linda Bauld, University of Stirling
  • Professor Sally Haw, University of Stirling
  • Sheila Duffy, ASH Scotland
  • Anna Bennett, Young Scot
  • Dawn Adamson, Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland 
  • Adam Osprey, CPS
  • Dr Alison McCallum, NHS Lothian
  • Craig Somers, Chief Officers of Environmental Health Group
  • Professor Gerard Hastings, University of Stirling 
  • Gregor McNie, Cancer UK
  • Erin Robertson, British Medical Association
  • Moyra Burns, NHS Lothian
  • Paul Waterson, Scottish Licensed Trade Association 
  • Pete Cheema, Scottish Grocers Federation
  • David Woodrow, National Federation of Retail Newsagents (Scotland) 
  • Garrick Smyth, COSLA
  • John Lee, Scottish Grocers Federation
  • George Dodds, NHS Health Scotland
  • Debbie Sigerson, NHS Health Scotland
  • Frank Toner, British Lung Foundation

Scottish Government officials:

  • Morris Fraser
  • Elaine Mitchell
  • John Glen
  • Stephen Young





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