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Health and Sport Committee - official report

The official report of last week's meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is now available. Witnesses included Forest, Japan Tobacco International, Tobacco Retailers Alliance, Scottish Grocers Federation and BII Scotland. Click HERE.

The report of this week's session (27/05/2009), featuring ASH Scotland (see below), will be available next week. You can view the video HERE.

Reader Comments (2)

One aspect that came out of this consultation was that no one quoted the precise figures for Iceland. The net effect was that non smokers remained exactly the same at 69.3% of 15-19 year olds from 2000 to 2007 while regular smokers rose from 14.4% to 15.2%

"These are the figures for Icelandic youth aged 15-19 who have never smoked, you will no doubt see the figures are identical from 2000 to 2007.

2000 69.3%
2001 70.0%
2002 70.6%
2003 65.8%
2004 72.6%
2005 69.7%
2006 67.7%
2007 69.3%

These figues are for Icelandic youths aged 15-19 who smoke regularly.

2000 14.4%
2001 17.5%
2002 17.9%
2003 16.9%
2004 17.4%
2005 15.7%
2006 12.2%
2007 15.2%

Feel free to confirm the figures yourself.

May 29, 2009 at 8:58 | Unregistered CommenterDave Atherton

The anti-smoking groups do not want it to be made illegal for under 18s to purchase cigarettes. Do they want to reduce the number of under 18s buying cigarettes or not? They are more concerned with fining shops for selling to them.

May 29, 2009 at 9:09 | Unregistered Commenterchas

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