Partnership action towards a smoke-free generation: a national summit

Name of Meeting: Partnership action towards a smoke-free generation: a national summit
Date: Wed, 26/03/2014
Type: This meeting is public.
Venue: George Hotel,
George Street,

Scotland’s Tobacco Control Strategy developed through a partnership approach envisages a people free of the burden of tobacco by 2034, with a lower than 5% smoking prevalence rate and a whole generation living a healthier tobacco-free life.

A key partnership objective of the strategy is to mount a public health campaign to highlight the danger to children of exposure to second-hand smoke and the benefits of a childhood free from tobacco.  As such, the summit will see the launch of that campaign by Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health along with an opening address from Cllr Peter Johnson, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Wellbeing at the event.

Local authorities, the NHS and Scotland’s community and voluntary sector working together are vital in developing local tobacco control plans.   These plans will also integrate with wider health improvement activity to help Community Planning Partnerships reduce health inequalities as outlined in the 2013 Single Outcome Agreements.  

Issues of interest that will be considered and discussed at the event include:-

  • How are Councils already responding to the call to work in partnership and reduce smoking prevalence in their communities?
  • What are the possibilities for partnership working across local communities to combine resources and the creativity of local people in pursuit of a healthy tobacco-free Scotland?

Scotland is a respected world leader in tobacco control. Save this date and choose the representatives you will send to share and learn about the activity and innovation already underway in local authorities across Scotland.

Who should attend?

  • Council Officers and elected representatives who wish to increase their knowledge of the broad scope and health improving impact of tobacco control.
  • Council Officers and elected representatives who wish to increase their local authority's impact on reducing health inequality.
  • Council, NHS and Voluntary Sector contributors to local tobacco control alliances who wish to learn about alliance planning in other parts of Scotland. 

Save the date: 26 March 2014.  Confirmation of places will be made after a selection process that will ensure wide geographical representation.

This is a partnership event organised through a partnership of:

  • The Scottish Government
  • ASH Scotland
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • The Tobacco Control Issues Groupo of the STCA 

Summit Invitation

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