Taking action on smoking and health
SCOT - the Scottish Coalition On Tobacco - is a dynamic coalition of 20 health groups, charities and civic and voluntary organisations campaigning to shape a positive future for public health in Scotland.
The combined influence of SCOT adds weight to policies and campaigning, and demands the attention of all policy makers. Members include ASH Scotland, Asthma UK Scotland, British Heart Foundation Scotland, British Lung Foundation Scotland, British Medical Association, Cancer Research UK, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, The UK's Faculty of Public Health, Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal College of Nursing, The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland, The Stroke Association (Scotland office), and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.
With the secretariat provided by ASH Scotland, the organisations involved in SCOT share information and best practice, create policies and solutions for a tobacco-free Scotland, campaign on specific tobacco or smoking issues, respond to relevant consultations, and provide advice and information to the public, politicians, and the media.
The coalition provides a platform to share view with other organisations and with policy makers as it works closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, and the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Tobacco Control.
If your organisation would like to join the SCOT coalition in advocating for public health in Scotland please contact us.
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.