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Smoking ban: Online information
March will see the Scottish Parliament introduce a smoking ban in enclosed public places.

The ban covers areas such as workplaces, pubs, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres and social clubs.

The BBC Scotland news website has put together online resources which offer advice, information and background on the ban.

CLEARING THE AIR SCOTLAND

The Scottish Executive's website detailing how the ban will work for employers and businesses, as well as support and advice on how to stop smoking.

ASH SCOTLAND

Ash Scotland is a voluntary organisation which campaigns for tobacco control legislation. Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) was set up in 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians London.

FOREST

The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (Forest) back smoke-free areas in pubs, clubs and restaurants but opposes a total ban.

HEALTH SCOTLAND

Advice, statistics and details of local support groups from Health Scotland, NHS Scotland's national information service. The site also provides an e-smokeline address for questions about help with quitting.

SCOTTISH LICENSED TRADE ASSOCIATION

Organisation which represents and protects the interests of the licensed trade in Scotland.

BBC STOP SMOKING TIPS

Some useful advice outlining the dangers of smoking and methods to help you kick the habit.

SMOKING, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (SCOTLAND) BILL

The Scottish Parliament's legislation, which includes the introduction of smoking restrictions and powers to enforce fixed penalties.




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