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Tackling health inequalities: supporting priority groups to stop smoking

21 November 2017 9:30
21 November 2017 15:30
Radisson Blu 301 Argyle St Glasgow G2 8DL

Conference report 

Conference brochure

Plenary speaker presentations 

Themed discussion presentations 

Parallel session presentations 

Event description

NHS Health Scotland, in partnership with ASH Scotland and the Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance, hosted the  the 11th national Scottish Smoking Cessation Conference on 21st November 2017.

Smoking is a key contributor to health inequalities. It affects every social group but the highest smoking rates are found within areas of high socio-economic deprivation, and in particular groups, such as those experiencing mental health problems and prisoners.

Conference delegates had the opportunity to consider latest research and practice, focusing on how to best engage with and support smokers in our priority groups.  Attendees debated some of the key challenges and solutions in reducing smoking prevalence in Scotland through a coordinated smoking cessation service.

This conference was aimed at smoking cessation professionals, as well as those involved in tobacco prevention and protection.