Taking action on smoking and health
The STA has a network of members across Scotland enthusiastic to share information and lend support.
David Robertson, STA Coordinator can help with any local alliance support needs and find you the right contact from the STA membership or within ASH Scotland: 0131 220 9467.
Building or refreshing a local tobacco alliance may look like a daunting task, but STA members have experience you can learn from. The STA maintains a file of local strategies and work plans and the Coordinator can attend your local meetings to pass on knowledge from elsewhere and identify ways that the STA network and ASH Scotland might help.
This initiative is helping deliver a tobacco-free Generation by inspiring local organisations to take steps to address the harm caused by tobacco in their communities.
The Charter webpages contain a growing number of case studies of tobacco-free action taking place locally. Local Alliances can draw attention to their work by taking part in the Charter and then encouraging local organisations to make Charter pledges. See what NHS Lanarkshire and others are doing as inspiration.
Connie Bennett, Development Officer, is the person to approach regarding Charter action: 0131 220 9486.
Looking for a speaker at an alliance event, local awareness day or local conference? The STA or ASH Scotland may be able to help. Enquire through David Robertson: 0131 220 9467.
Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive and John Watson, Deputy Chief Executive can be available to cover national strategy and tobacco control issues such as tobacco industry activity, new legislation, and Nicotine Vaping Devices.
Emma Papakyriakou and Joanne Buchan, Children and Young People Development Leads, have been working on a range of areas including tobacco-free schools, colleges, training and employability, smoke-free homes initiatives and looked after children and young people.
Mary-Grace Burinski, Inequalities Development Lead, manages the IMPACT project which provides support to addressing tobacco use in the community amongst those experiencing poor mental health.
David Robertson, Partnerships Lead, coordinates the STA and can provide a critical friend-type view on local strategy and work plans. 0131 220 9467
Remember that smoking prevalence rates are going down, fewer young people are choosing to smoke and cigarettes are now being sold in correctly descriptive packs. To keep the momentum in favour of public health, STA members working locally and nationally can make a real difference to the health of the nation. Participate and keep the information flowing.
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.