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Smoke-free legislation in Scotland

The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force on 26th March 2006 at 6am. Smoking is no longer be permitted in most wholly and substantially enclosed public places in Scotland. This guide was published in March 2006 and updated in June 2006.

Information and guidance on the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005
Provides access to the full text of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

The Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Provides access to the regulations which accompany the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

Clearing the air
This Scottish Executive website provides public information on Scotland's smoke-free legislation.

Helping you to get your business or organisation ready for the new law on smoking
Published by the Scottish Executive, this brochure provides guidance for businesses on how they can prepare to comply with Scotland's smoke-free legislation.

26 March 2006
Information leaflet published by the Scottish Executive to inform individuals about the smoke-free legislation and its implications.

Smoke-free policy template
Sample smoke-free policy for a business by the Scottish Executive.

Background information relating to smoke-free legislation in Scotland

National evaluation of Scotland's smoke-free legislation

The unwelcome guest: how Scotland invited the tobacco industry to smoke outside
This ASH Scotland report shows how the campaign to go smoke-free was won, and how the tobacco industry tried everything it could to stop smoke-free legislation being made. Sequel -  Smoke-free success: ASH Scotland presents the Scottish experience
This report highlights the success of the legislation in terms of its impact on the health of our nation, compliance, and the consequences for industry, as well as discussing how communication and coalition has helped defeat the tobacco industry which has continually tried to undermine the legislation

Smoking in public places: a consultation on reducing exposure to second hand smoke key findings of responses to a public consultation
This report presents the key findings of the Scottish Executive's public consultation on smoking in public places which took place during the summer of 2004.

International review of the health and economic impact of the regulation of smoking in public places. Summary Report.
Published by NHS Health Scotland in 2005, this report examines the likely impact of restrictions on smoking in public places in a Scottish context. This summary report is 28 pages long.


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Tobacco Information Scotland A qualitative analysis of compliance with smoke-free legislation in community bars in Scotland: implications for public health
Official data provide only a crude assessment of compliance in licensed premises. Data from this study offer a detailed picture of the nature and levels of compliance, and suggest a need for more sophisticated surveillance methods, greater enforcement and use of prosecutions where merited, and targeted support for bars serving deprived communities to help ensure that the major gains already achieved are retained and built upon. It is also suggested that acceptance of the smoke-free legislation could be enhanced by complementary initiatives targeting support to smokers in deprived communities. Those planning to introduce smoke-free legislation need to set in place these measures in advance in order to realize the benefits of full compliance.
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Tobacco Information Scotland Health and its determinants in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe: the aftershock of deindustrialisation study phase two
This report is the second phase of the research comparing health and its determinants in West Central Scotland and other post-industrial European regions. The primary part of the research (published 2008) showed that mortality tended to be lower in other regions than Scotland. The second part of the research sought to determine the reasons for this disparity.
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Tobacco Information Scotland Scotland performs
This website gives you the latest information on how Scotland is performing on a range of topics affecting all aspects of Scottish life. The Scottish Government monitors performance against National Indicators, including several smoking-related targets.
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Tobacco Information Scotland Scotland's future is smoke free: a smoking prevention action plan
This action plan sets out a programme of measures designed specifically to dissuade children and young people from smoking. It builds upon and responds to the report, 'Towards a Future without Tobacco' (November 2006) from an Expert Group, which considered a wide range of evidence from national and international research. The consultations undertaken on the Expert Group's recommendations also provide a clear mandate for the action proposed.
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Tobacco Information Scotland Smoke-free playgrounds in Glasgow: a literature review
Three of the ten core principles of the Glasgow tobacco strategy 2009-2014 pertain to smoke-free playgrounds. This document reviews the relevant literature pertaining to this facet of tobacco control.
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Tobacco Information Scotland The Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Provides access to the regulations which accompany the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.
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Tobacco Information Scotland Tobacco Control Laws: Scotland
A website which provides information about global tobacco control legislation and litigation
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