The Smoke-Free Homes Network (SFHN) launched on the 20th May 2015. The SFHN is a working arrangement of academic, Health Board and Third Sector institutions with a common interest in increasing understanding of the potential benefits of reducing exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) within the home. The partnership will drive forward work under the following five areas:
The network seeks to have a wide range of expertise. Network members will collectively provide multidisciplinary expertise including SHS measurement, qualitative research, clinical medicine, health behaviour change, health psychology, health economics, communication, advocacy and policy in NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government and NGOs.
The SFHRN would seek to promote rapid knowledge exchange within the participating groups and to facilitate work relevant to smoke-free home research. The network will work together to identify funding opportunities to further enhance scientific and practical knowledge about SHS exposure in the home and how this may be reduced.
The group will also establish mechanisms for communicating findings nationally to NHS Boards, Housing Authorities and Associations, Allied Health Professionals and Governmental Agencies, and internationally to and via other stakeholders.
If your organisation would be interested in working with or joining the SFHN, please get in touch.
The Smoke-Free Homes Network is a collaboration of scientists and practitioners interested in ways of enabling people to make their homes smoke-free.