Date lodged: 21 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the results of The Scottish Health Survey.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 September 2016
I welcome the results of the Scottish Health Survey which highlighted a number of key areas where we are making progress, for example, the proportion of children of healthy weight (72 per cent) increased in the last year and for boys has increased year on year since 2011. The survey confirmed a significant reduction in smoking prevalence since 2003 (down from 28 per cent to 21 per cent) with smokers smoking fewer cigarettes on average, and in particular, the news that exposure of children to second-hand smoke in the home fell from 11 per cent in 2014 to six per cent, meeting the 2020 target announced at the launch of the smoke-free homes campaign in 2014.