Taking action on smoking and health
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was set up in 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians London following the publication of two major reports: Smoking and Health (1962) which warned the general public about the harmful effects of smoking for the first time and Smoking & Health Now (1971). ASH Scotland was set up in 1973 under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. It became a separate national organisation in 1993.
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.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.