smoking

Report of a study which aimed to determine what impact the dependence on self-report of smoking status during pregnancy has on both access to smoking cessation services and the accuracy of smoking prevalence figures in the pregnant population of Scotland.

Report presenting the findings of research which aimed to deepen understanding of Greater Glasgow's health relative to that of regional areas in other countries by comparing health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with those of different European regions. The regions compared were in England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Report providing an update on time trends in health-related knowledge, attitudes, motivations and behaviours in Scotland over the period 1996-2007 using data from the Health Education Population Survey in 2007. It focuses on areas where there has been a change, or consolidation of an earlier change, in 2007.

Report evaluating the quality of drug education programmes witnessed in schools during a survey. It sketches young people's use of drugs including alcohol and tobacco and identifies aspects of provision, e.g. teaching, which have improved since the last Ofsted report in 1997.

Report presenting the findings of an analysis of official statistics on smoking during pregnancy for Scotland and Glasgow in particular. The findings revealed that reductions in smoking rates were not due to women giving up smoking but an increase in the percentage of women whose smoking status was recorded as 'not known'.

Report from the Chief Medical Officer reviewing some of the data on the habits which studies are showing have a dramatic effect on risks of developing chronic ill health or premature death.

It also considers some of the mental health problems which may contribute to chronic stress in sufferers by lessening their ability to control and manage their lives. Such problems include ADHD in adults, post traumatic stress syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Report presenting the findings of a research study which applied a social marketing framework to eight examples of health improvement campaigns and initiatives in order to inform the development of a social marketing health improvement strategy for Scotland.

The West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration (WMHTAC) is an organisation involving several universities and academic groups who collaboratively undertake research synthesis to produce health technology assessments. This report is a cost-effectiveness review which complements three additional reports (effectiveness review, qualitative review and economic modelling report).

This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.

This resource is the Act of Scottish Parliament which covers smoking, health and social care. The Act includes sections on the prohibition and control of smoking, dental and eye examinations, pharmaceutical care services as well as the provision of services under NHS contracts.