Andy MacGregor

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to assess the relevance and impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) in group settings, as a tool for self-management and wellness planning by individuals with mental-health problems. This paper reports on the impact on participants who trained as facilitators and delivered WRAP training to others within the(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco advertising and product promotions have been largely banned in the UK but point of sale (POS) tobacco advertising is one of the few places where tobacco products may be legitimately advertised. POS displays have been shown to increase susceptibility to smoking, experimentation and initiation into smoking. These displays may also influence(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore how e-cigarettes are being promoted at point of sale in the UK and how retailers perceive market trends. SETTING Fixed retail outlets subject to a ban on the display of tobacco products. PARTICIPANTS Observational audit of all stores selling tobacco products (n=96) in 4 Scottish communities, conducted over 2 waves 12 months apart(More)
OBJECTIVES Point of sale (POS) displays are one of the most important forms of tobacco marketing still permitted in many countries. Reliable methods for measuring exposure to such displays are needed in order to assess their potential impact, particularly on smoking attitudes and uptake among young people. In this study we use a novel method for evaluating(More)
BACKGROUND From April 6th 2015, all small shops in the UK were required to cover up tobacco products at point of sale (POS) to protect children from exposure. As part of a larger 5-year study to measure the impact of the legislation in Scotland, an audit was conducted to assess level and nature of compliance with the ban immediately following its(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a rapid increase in the retail availability of e-cigarettes in the UK and elsewhere. It is known that exposure to cigarette point-of-sale (POS) displays influences smoking behaviour and intentions in young people. However, there is as yet no evidence regarding the relationship between e-cigarette POS display exposure and(More)
The main aim of this research was to assess the relevance and impact of wellness recovery action planning (WRAP) as a tool for self-management and wellness planning by individuals with mental health problems from pre-existing and newly formed groups, where the possibilities for continued mutual support in the development of WRAPs could be explored.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between tobacco cigarette brand recognition, and e-cigarette use in adolescents. DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING High schools in Scotland. PARTICIPANTS Questionnaires were administered to pupils in Secondary 2 (S2 mean age: 14.0 years) and Secondary 4 (S4 mean age: 15.9 years) across 4(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines whether young never smokers in Scotland, UK, who have tried an e-cigarette are more likely than those who have not, to try a cigarette during the following year. METHODS Prospective cohort survey conducted in four high schools in Scotland, UK during February/March 2015 (n=3807) with follow-up 1 year later. All pupils (age(More)
INTRODUCTION As further restrictions have been placed on tobacco advertising and promotions, point-of-sale (PoS) displays of cigarettes in shops have become an increasingly important source of young people's exposure to tobacco products. This study explored the relationship between PoS displays of cigarettes and brand awareness among secondary school(More)