Scotland: plans for smoke-free council houses lead assault on tobacco

07 September 2018

Smoke-free clauses on council house tenancy agreements are among a raft of new measures being considered under a plan to make Scotland smoke-free by 2034.



The new tobacco control strategy from the Scottish Government, Raising Scotland’s Smoke Free Generation, aims to target smoke-free campaigns at public places where children play, including around school gates and play parks, to make smoking less acceptable and less visible to children.

It would also ban smoking outside hospitals and highlights the need for legislation to make communal stairwells smoke-free too.

Schemes that provide financial incentives for smokers to kick the habit, including shopping vouchers, are also to be offered.

Minister Aileen Campbell said the plan showed strong commitment to public health priorities.