Scotland May Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

by Medindia Content Team on  September 14, 2006 at 8:16 PM Women Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Scotland May Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes
Plans are on the anvil to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes in Scotland to 18 years. Dr Laurence Gruer, director of public health for NHS Scotland has led a team of experts who are to propose a change in the policy to the Scottish Executive.

Health Minister Andy Kerr said that such a move would ensure that young Scots do not take up the habit. "We must get a strong message across to young Scots about the dangers of smoking. We want to deter people from taking up a habit which leads to thousands of deaths each year," he added.



Source: Medindia
RAS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
guest

Good idea. As a smoker I am in agreement with the idea.

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...