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SCOTSS releases the report on Scottish trading standards Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme 2010-2014

SCOTSS today releases their report on Scottish councils' activities in respect of the Enhanced Tobacco Sales Enforcement Programme, supported by the Scottish Government.

The ETSEP has been running since 2008, and supports an enhanced programme of enforcement activities by Scottish trading standards against the sale of tobacco to young persons.  It also supports the more recent changes introduced such as the tobacco display ban and vending machine ban.

Chairman Tony McAuley said: 

"SCOTSS is delighted to continue to work to assist the Scottish Government in its aims to reduce the exposure of young people to the harms of tobacco.

Our members in Scottish councils have continued to make activities to counter the sale of tobacco to children a priorities in their local council  areas, and SCOTSS is pleased to be able to coordinate and report on that effort.

ENDS

Note to Editors

SCOTSS is the professional body which represents trading standards services in all 32 Scottish local authorities. It coordinates fair trading, safety, weights & measures and other consumer protection issues across the country.

As a section of the Trading Standards Institute its purpose is to promote excellence and enhance the professionalism of its members in local authorities, who support informed consumers, encourage honest businesses and target rogue traders.

Spokespersons are available for comment - contact our national coordinator for more details, coordinator@scotss.org.uk 

The report is available for download from the www.scotss.org.uk website

DATE: 1 July 2014