Tobacco Control Strategy - Creating a Tobacco-Free Generation

The strategy sets out a 5 year plan for action across the key themes of health inequalities, prevention, protection and cessation

Chapter 7 Monitoring and Evaluation

Ongoing monitoring and evaluation will be vital to ensure we remain on track to deliver the long-term goal of a smoke-free Scotland. Progress in delivering the actions set out in this Strategy, and ensuring the achievement of the intended outcomes, will continue to be overseen by the Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control, Chaired by the Minister for Public Health. This group will re-convene in the spring of 2013.

Action: The Scottish Government will provide an annual Progress Report on implementation of this Strategy to the Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control.

Lead: Scottish Government

In compiling annual Progress Reports, the Scottish Government will call on the Sub-Groups set out below to inform their development.

Making the best use of existing and emerging research, both national and international, will be vital to ensuring the success of this Strategy. The Scottish Government will continue to support and commission the academic community to deliver high quality research to inform the development and delivery of tobacco control policy. It will remain the responsibility of the Research and Evaluation Sub-Group of the Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control to ensure that the latest evidence is used to drive forward the implementation of exiting policy and to inform new policy developments.

This will be complemented by the newly-created Prevention Sub-Group of the Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control. The Sub-Group will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the preventative actions in this Strategy, and for advising the Scottish Government on new actions to prevent the uptake of smoking among young people.


Email: Lee-Anne Raeburn

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