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  • E-cigarettes definitely less harmful than smoking

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • Smoking

    Key stakeholders in tobacco and health in Scotland have agreed for the first time that using e-cigarettes is definitely less harmful than smoking tobacco. Based on the current...

  • Annual Review 2017

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • Corporate

    The NHS Health Scotland Non-Ministerial Annual Review meeting will take place from 09:30 to 12:30 on Friday 22 September at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Stree...

  • Success for Scottish Government's tobacco strategy

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • Smoking

    Media release The Scottish Government’s tobacco control strategy has had a positive impact over the past five years, the results of a review by NHS Health Scotland and the Uni...

  • Working Collaboratively to Improve Health and Wellbeing in Community Justice

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • Community justice

    Today we have published a new resource: ‘Reducing Offending, Reducing Inequalities’ (RORI) to highlight the relationship between inequality and offending. The report seeks to...

  • New animation - Power as a health and social justice issue

    • 16 Aug 2017
    • Power

    Whether we have the power to make healthy choices or to influence decision makers to create more green space, the amount of power we have over the decisions that affect us has...

  • Suicide figures show narrowing of inequality gap

    • 02 Aug 2017
    • Suicide

    New figures released today by ScotPHO confirm there were 728 deaths by suicide in Scotland in 2016, an increase of 56 deaths from the previous year. There remains an overall d...

  • Obesity inequalities persist in Scotland

    • 27 Jul 2017
    • Obesity

    Today we have published new information to show how levels of obesity in Scotland have changed over time. The new analysis: ‘Obesity in Scotland: A Persistent Inequality’ also...

  • New analysis explains increase and inequality in drugs deaths

    • 26 Jul 2017
    • Drugs

    Today sees the release of new analysis which shows that the risk of drug-related deaths increased in Scotland from the 1990s for those born between 1960 and 1980, especially w...

  • New app to improve engagement on place and health

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • Place standard

    An app for the Place Standard has been developed for the first time. It is now available to download for free for Android or Apple smartphones or tablets.  The places and spac...

  • Prisons to be smoke-free by 2018

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • Smoking

    NHS Health Scotland welcomes today’s announcement by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) that it intends to make Scotland's prisons smoke free by the end of next year. Inmates a...