BMA Scotland has today published a five-point action plan aimed at tackling teen smoking. Doctors' leaders are calling on the Scottish Government to implement the plan to support the forthcoming purchase age increase for tobacco sales. The recommendations, including banning tobacco vending machines and prohibiting the sale of ten packs of cigarettes, would help enforce the age increase by reducing the availability of cigarettes to young people.
The action plan calls upon the Scottish Government to implement the following measures:
From 1 October 2007, the Scottish Executive will raise the purchase age of tobacco from 16 to 18.