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Delegation at Scottish ParliamentThe Union offers technical assistance to government ministries and departments on how best to introduce, implement and manage tobacco control. Such assistance includes the provision of advice, expertise, research, analysis and programme management. Examples include:

  • Assistance establishing a national tobacco control cell, using international best practice, to coordinate and oversee a country’s tobacco control programme
  • Advice on specific legislation and the structures required for effective enforcement
  • Support throughout legal challenges from the tobacco industry, and technical advice on how to counter these challenges
  • Amicus Curiae - providing expert evidence in court when governments are required to defend progressive tobacco control developments from the industry

We also provide technical support to non-governmental organisations, who play a crucial ongoing role in the effective implementation of tobacco control policies.

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The Tobacco Control Department is based at The Union Europe Office, Edinburgh, registered charity no. SC039880
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