SPECTRUM Consortium

2022

The latest news and updates from across the SPECTRUM Consortium

SPECTRUM comments on draft tobacco control strategy for Wales and delivery plan

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Consultation response recommends closer consideration of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and recognition of the role inequalities and disparities play in driving tobacco use.

SPECTRUM highlights opportunities to shape Scottish policy, improving health and reducing inequalities

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SPECTRUM responses were submitted in relation to consultations on the draft National Planning Framework 4, and on health inequalities in Scotland.

Professor Jamie Pearce honoured as Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

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Professor Jamie Pearce is one of 80 new Fellows elected to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh from across the sciences, arts, education, business, and public life.

Nicotine and mental health public involvement panel launches at King’s College London

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Supported by SPECTRUM, the new panel includes members of the public who use products that contain nicotine and who have mental health conditions.

Exploring the benefits of a commercial determinants of health approach to tobacco control

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New article promotes a joined-up approach to tackling industry influence across unhealthy commodities, building on the international success of tobacco control.

Alcohol harms on the agenda for Scottish Parliament Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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Professor Niamh Fitzgerald has given evidence to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on tackling alcohol harms in Scotland.

Professor Jamie Pearce provides evidence to Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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In evidence to the Scottish Parliament, Professor Jamie Pearce has highlighted the opportunity for the National Planning Framework to help address public health challenges in Scotland.

Industry arguments fuel public uncertainty about the health risks of harmful products, study finds

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Arguments used by industry to dispute product-harm relationships are creating uncertainty about the health risks of harmful products, posing a significant challenge to public health.

 

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