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REHIS urges Scots to stop poisoning themselves

During Food Safety Week, the Institute is highlighting the dangers of food poisoning.

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Sunbed numbers on the increase

A REHIS survey of all Scotland's local authorities has revealed a record number of tanning parlours and has shown that the number of complaints to Environmental Health Departments is also rising.

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MSPs urged to act on sunbed cancer threat

Press release of 2 May 2006 in support of the private member's Bill proposed for introduction to the Scotish Parliament by Ken Macintosh, MSP

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Smoking Ban first month 'an outstanding success'

Although no official nationwide statistics are yet available, it appears to have been well received by owners of premises, their staff and their customers. Initial reports from EHOs suggest that, both in the commercial sector and among the public, there has been overwhelming compliance, with only a handful of minor issues.

'Sensitive approach' needed on Smoking Ban Day

John Stirling, the President of REHIS echoed the call from Jack McConnell to have a 'sensitive approach' towards the smoking ban at first.

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Healthy Food Course in Dundee

In the first scheme of its kind in Scotland, a wide range of food providers - such as schools, residential homes and community centres - will be taught at REHIS food-safety training centres around Scotland, how to improve the nutritional value of meals.

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Smoking ban training starts for environmental health staff

REHIS has kicked off the training of environmental heath staff in preparation for the implementation of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places which is due to come into effect from 26 March 2006.

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REHIS President 2005-06

John Stirling has been elected President of the Institute for the coming year. At the annual general meeting in Perth on 18 November.

100 trees to say thanks

One hundred newly planted trees in the Bonaly forest in the Pentland hills, south of Edinburgh are being provided by REHIS. This is in place of gifts to speakers at this year's annual conference in Perth. More (18 November 2005)

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