**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED**
The next Health Inequalities Seminar, produced in collaboration between NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council, and the Lothian Community Health Initiatives’ Forum, is on the subject of smoking and inequality, especially in young people.
When Wednesday 30th November 2016, Doors at 12.30pm for a 1pm start
Where City Chambers Business Centre, Edinburgh
Booking All are welcome, please feel free to disseminate this through your networks.
About ‘Smoking and inequality: national patterns and trends, and practice at a local level to address the tobacco supply chain to young people’ Smoking is the single most important cause of preventable ill-health, premature death and inequalities in health in Scotland. While considerable progress has been made in reducing cigarette smoking among adults, there has been less success in reducing socio-economic inequalities in smoking. The first part of this seminar will highlight the issues, patterns and trends as these relate to both adults and young people, and provide an overview of what works to reduce inequalities in smoking drawing on Scottish and international research. Reducing young people’s access to tobacco is a key element of smoking prevention. A main way that young people access cigarettes is through social sources ie friends, family, proxy sales. However, there is a lack of effective interventions on this. The second part of the seminar will describe a participatory research method used to involve young people in investigating under 18 year olds’ access to tobacco through social sources in Lothian. The presentation will report on the findings and discuss implications for future work with young people on this issue.
Speakers Professor Amanda Amos, University of Edinburgh Dr Ian Fife, University of Edinburgh Colin Lumsdaine, NHS Lothian