Tributes paid to pioneer in anti-smoking movement

Campaigners have paid tribute to leading health advocate Dr Eileen Crofton MBE, who has died aged 91.

Dr Crofton, wife of the TB treatment pioneer John Crofton, was founder member of anti-smoking charity Ash Scotland

She died last Friday in Edinburgh. Her husband passed away last year.

Ash Scotland chief executive Sheila Duffy said: "Dr Eileen Crofton, along with her late husband Dr John Crofton, was a tireless campaigner for tobacco control and for smoke-free public places long before it became legislation.

"Both Eileen and John both played a key role in founding Ash Scotland in 1973, with Eileen becoming the first director."

Last year, the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, in partnership with Ash Scotland honoured the couple by presenting the inaugural Crofton Award for young people's achievements in reducing tobacco-related harm.