ASH Scotland’s vision is of a healthier Scotland, free from the harm and inequality caused by tobacco
ASH Scotland – Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) - is the independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.
We seek to improve health and quality of life by limiting the number of young people taking up smoking, reducing the number of adult smokers, protecting people from second hand smoke and tackling the inequality resulting from tobacco use. Our activities include an expert information service, campaigning for political action on tobacco and health, supporting community groups to help their service users affected by tobacco use, building public support and awareness for making Scotland free from tobacco and supporting charities, enforcement agencies, the NHS and others to make their contribution to achieving that goal.
The IMPACT Project aims to raise awareness of the links between smoking and poor mental health and encourage you to discuss it. If you work with people who have lived experience of mental health issues, it’s often seen as a difficult conversation to have. This discussion shouldn’t be about pushing people to quit, we just want you to talk more openly about it with the people you support and discuss what options are available if someone does want to take the next step.Read more
The tobacco industry often opposes new tobacco laws on the grounds that they will cause rises in the level of illicit tobacco (such as smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes). We anticipate that the introduction of standardised packaging will lead to many of the same claims.Read more
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.