Youth Tobacco and alcohol environments in Scotland and the relationships with risky behaviours

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012. 


University of Edinburgh

Principle investigator:

Dr Niamh Shortt

It is well established that tobacco and alcohol use pose significant global public health challenges and are major determinants of preventable morbidity and mortality. The proposed project will contribute to the knowledge base regarding interventions related to youth access to tobacco and alcohol retailers and provide empirical evidence upon which to design supply side interventions aimed at alcohol and tobacco environments.
The aims of this exploratory research are

  1. To identify and develop appropriate theory and empirical evidence regarding youth access to tobacco and alcohol products
  2. To create a surface map of alcohol and tobacco outlets for the whole of Scotland at a small area level
  3. To explore the influence of both the school and the home alcohol and tobacco environments on young people’€™s attributes towards, and behaviours linked to, alcohol and tobacco.

Smoking Infographics - Final