The Scottish Coalition on Tobacco (SCOT) today called on all of Scotland’s political parties to include a commitment to a new tobacco control strategy for Scotland in their manifestos. Saying that the previous comprehensive strategy was now out of date and it was time for a robust new strategy suitable for Scotland’s particular challenges and opportunities.

SCOT is a coalition of partners which campaigns on all matters related to tobacco and health. Members aim to further reduce the harm caused by tobacco in Scotland and to campaign for better tobacco control.

The current membership of SCOT includes: ASH Scotland; British Heart Foundation Scotland;  British Lung Foundation Scotland; British Medical Association; Cancer Research UK; Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland; Macmillan Cancer Support; Royal College of Nursing; The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

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The SCOT press release and the manifesto letter are attached below.