1. Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control means that tobacco industry cannot be involved in the development or implementation of public health policy.
2. Under FCTC, Article 5.3, “others” does not include tobacco manufacturers or their representatives. Organisations with a declared interest in tobacco, such as retailers, not having only an interest in tobacco are engaged with, but on the basis that they can supply factual information and will take no part in decision making on formation or delivery of public health policy.
4. Information from Scottish Health Survey 2016
5. Comparative table of smoking status – Table 2.2 from the Scottish Health Survey 2016
6. Adult Smoking Habits in the UK: 2016, ONS 2017
7. See footnote 4
8. SSCQ 2016 Equalities Report
9. Article 5.3 establishes that “In setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law.”
10. Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland. SCOTSS
11. Ash Scotland’s training course - “Smoking and Mental Health: Understanding the IMPACT”. The aim is to equip workers who support people with lived experience of mental health problems with the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate a conversation on smoking, and to discuss options for supporting people who are ready to quit.
12. Review of Creating a Tobacco-free Generation, a tobacco control strategy for Scotland, Edinburgh, NHS Health Scotland, November 2017, Reid G et al
13. Tobacco Control Strategy in Scotland – a qualitative study NHS Health Scotland, November 2017
14. Under Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control it is inappropriate to involve tobacco industry or its close associates in the development or implementation of public health policy on tobacco control.
15. Consensus statement on e-cigarettes, NHS Health Scotland, 2017
16. Equity impact of interventions and policies to reduce smoking in youth: systematic review, Brown T, Platt S, Amos A, Tobacco Control Online, May 2014
17. Equity impact of population-level interventions and policies to reduce smoking in adults: A systematic review, Brown T, Platt S, Amos A, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2014
18. ScotPHO is the Scottish Public health Observatory
19. The Scottish Government. Smoking. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Smoking. Accessed 27/03/18
20. Scottish Health Survey 2016, Chapter 2, page 44
21. Scottish Health Survey, Supplementary Table W659
22. Scottish Health Survey, Supplementary Table W666
23. Scottish health Survey, Supplementary Table W686
24. ISD Smoking Cessation Publication: http://isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Public-Health/Smoking-Cessation/
25. NHS Smoking Cessation Services Scotland 2016/17, Publication Date – 24 October 2017: https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Public-Health/Publications/2017-10-24/2017-10-24-SmokingCessation-Summary.pdf
26. NHS Smoking Cessation Services Scotland 2016/17, Publication Date – 24 October 2017: https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Public-Health/Publications/2017-10-24/2017-10-24-SmokingCessation-Summary.pdf
27. Scottish Prison Service, 2015
28. Scottish Health Survey, Main Tables, Table 2.5: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525618.xlsx
29. Scottish Health Survey Analysis
30. Scottish Health Survey, Main Tables, Table 2.8: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525618.xlsx
31. Scottish Health Survey, Main Tables, Table 2.9: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525618.xlsx
32. Scottish Health Survey, Supplementary Tables, Table W711: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00525498.xls
33. Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey ( SALSUS): http://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-schools-adolescent-lifestyle-substance-use-survey-salsus-smoking-report/
34. Scottish Health Survey 2016, Chapter 2, page 44