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Friday, 26 November 2004 11:57
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LONGEST WAITING LISTS EVER IN SCOTLAND
Scotland's NHS waiting lists are higher than ever before despite increased funding.

The latest figures from the NHS have shocked MSPs, stirring up intense political debate.

First Minister, Jack McConnell, said: "Yes, we need change in our national health and yes, we need further action on those waiting times that are still too long and in those areas like outpatients where not enough progress has been made."


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Wednesday, 10 November 2004 16:08
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BAN ON SMOKING TO GO AHEAD
An all-out smoking ban in Scotland's pubs, clubs and restaurants was announced today by First Minister Jack McConnell.

The recommendation, put forward by Health Minister Andy Kerr, was discussed by Ministers for 75 minutes before being given their unanimous backing.

Doctors and anti-tobacco groups had urged the executive to "be brave" and opt for a ban to improve public health.

Licensees have vowed to fight the ban, which follows similar moves by Ireland, Norway and parts of the USA.

Mr McConnell told MSPs that the ban would be in force from the spring of 2006.


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Sunday, 07 November 2004 10:24
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SMOKERS FACE FINES
First Minister Jack McConnell is expected this week to press ahead with a full ban on smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, in a bid to improve Scotland’s dismal health record.

The ban is expected to be policed by council-employed environmental health officers, who will be expected to hand out stiff financial penalties to those who continue to smoke in public places.

Smokers who light up in pubs and restaurants will face fines of up to £3,600 each.

Revelations about the harsh penalty are sure to add to the controversy over the proposals, which will be decided by the Scottish Cabinet at a meeting on Wednesday.


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Tuesday, 26 October 2004 11:37
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MCCONNELL CONFRONTS HIS SMOKING BAN CRITICS
The first minister, Jack McConnell, will tonight confront his critics in the licensed trade head on with an uncompromising message on the need to tackle smoking in public places.

A spokesman for the first minister said last night: "We would prefer to work with the trade to deal with this issue and to change the culture and perception of Scotland rather than fight it out with them, but they should be under no illusions about our determination to reduce smoking and alcohol abuse”.

Stuart Ross, chairman of Scotland’s Licensed Trade Association (SLTA), will launch a damning attack on the Executive’s smoking consultation.

Mr Ross will attack any plans for a smoking ban by warning SLTA members that this is the most crucial issue the licensed trade has ever had to face.
   


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