Freedom of Information (FOI) request numbers related to smoking: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"To ask the Ministers how many FOI requested information in the past four years contained the wording:

  • 'smokefree site littered with cigarette butts'
  • 'smoking biggest preventable cause of death' ".


The answer to your question is that there were two FOI requests and one request for review received by the Scottish Government during this period which contained the phrase 'smokefree site littered with cigarette butts'. There were no FOI requests received during this period with the phrase 'smoking biggest preventable cause of death', however, there was one request received containing a similar phrase: 'smoking related preventable cause of death'.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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