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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04545
Asked by: Alexander Stewart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 19 November 2021 Registered interest

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that future anti-smoking campaigns addressed at young people take account of any concerns that they might have regarding whether there is a link between smoking and weight gain or loss.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 6 December 2021


Answer

Stopping smoking at any time is one of the best things you can do for your health, and the health of those around you.

We work alongside YoungScot, schools and further education institutions when developing our campaigns to ensure young people are aware of the dangers of smoking and the importance of making healthy life choices.

NHS Inform has information around smoking and weight gain, 'Myths' which can be used to address individual’s concerns over this issue.

www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/stopping-smoking/when-you-stop/myths

Any future anti-smoking campaigns will address these concerns to ensure that individuals are supported to stop smoking.