Friday, 25 March 2011
Duffy celebrates smoking ban in Scotland
The fifth anniversary of the smoking ban in Scotland falls tomorrow. ASH Scotland celebrates, even if 'she' has to rely on Jill Pell's accounts of drops in heart attack admissions and childhood asthma. Sheila Duffy looks forward to more of the same after the Scottish elections in order to protect children from second hand smoke exposure in the home. As usual, no comments are allowed on the ASH Scotland blog, but you can of course comment here and on Taking Liberties, linked below.
More on the campaign undertaken by Forest and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association here. Much of Europe allows limited smoking in bars, and their campaign is to bring Scotland into line with this. (I would love to see the line-up of Scottish parliamentarians that would act on this, but I won't hold my breath.)