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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Nanny state or saving Scottish lives?

Time: 4:30pm to 6pm

Join the discussion on whether public health laws promote healthy living or undermine freedom of choice.

£6 full price and £4 concession

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The Scottish Parliament has passed several laws aimed at improving public health. These have included laws around smoking, alcohol and there's an ongoing debate about obesity. 

This panel will consider whether public health laws promote healthy living or undermine freedom of choice.

Chaired by Emma Harper MSP, Deputy Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, this panel includes: 

  • Pennie Taylor, freelance health journalist and broadcaster 
  • Professor Linda Bauld, Chair of Public Health at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh 
  • Professor John Coggon, Chair in Law at the University of Bristol 
  • Dr Iain Kennedy, Representative for the British Medical Association Scotland Council   

 

Accessibility

All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need communication or other support.

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.

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