Lanarkshire smoking deaths higher than Scottish average

Smoking-related deaths in the NHS Lanarkshire area are higher than the Scottish average.
Smoking stats...Michael McCannSmoking stats...Michael McCann
Smoking stats...Michael McCann

And local politician Michael McCann is hoping these dire statistics and other highly disappointing smoking-related figures will force the Government to introduce standardised packaging for all tobacco products.

The MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow said: “The percentage of deaths attributed to smoking in this area is 24.5%, while for the rest of Scotland it is 23.6%.