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  • Next steps for action on tobacco control

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • Smoking

    Media release Making tobacco more expensive and less available should be central to a new national tobacco strategy, experts in tobacco control have said. They also want to se...

  • A victory for Scotland’s health

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • Alcohol

    The UK Supreme Court’s unanimous backing of minimum unit pricing (MUP) is a landmark victory for Scotland’s health. Today we welcome this judgement that rejects the Scotch Whi...

  • Consumers buy more high fat, salt and sugar foods on promotion than healthier items

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    A review, published today by NHS Health Scotland, studies the impact of promotions on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) food and drink on consumer purchasing and consumption beh...

  • Consultation on Diet and Obesity Strategy

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    Consultation on Diet and Obesity Strategy  NHS Health Scotland today welcomes the Scottish Government’s A healthier future - Consultation on diet and obesity strategy.  The Sc...

  • Local groups funded to promote healthy eating

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • Diet

    Media release  Forty two voluntary and community groups have this week been allocated funding by Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS), to promote and deliver healthy eati...

  • 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...