Taking action on smoking and health
ASH Scotland campaigns improve health through achieving political and cultural change.
Our campaigns are rooted in the best available research evidence and we work together with other health charities, academics, and health professionals - including through the SCOT partnership.
In advance of standardised "plain" packaging coming into force, ASH Scotland has released a new report, Dodgy Cigs, detailing the way the tobacco industry has raised ill-founded concerns about illicit tobacco to oppose public health measures. A short "key points" version is also available.
Removing the branding, logos and designs makes tobacco products less appealing, particularly to young people. Legislation to do this has now been passed at Westminster and we are monitoring preparations for the introduction of standardised packaging in May 2016.
Challenging a new trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, that could allow tobacco companies to sue governments over public health measures.
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.