Taking action on smoking and health
STA Research Group
Professionals with an interest in both research into tobacco related issues and the policy environment surrounding research development are encouraged to network through this group. The group has proved very useful for highlighting the latest research into the social, economic and health effects of smoking in Scotland and in thoughtfully considering the results of information gathering and service evaluations.
By bringing together scientists, social researchers and those who commission and make use of the research findings, this group has helped build new connections and working relationships between academia and service providers.
Group Chair: Helen Sweeting, Senior Investigator Scientist at the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit of the MRC
Vice-Chair is Dr Marissa de Andrade, Lecturer, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh
Contact Mike Andrews : 0131 220 9467: email@example.com
See Events for next meeting.
Short-life Working Groups
ASH Scotland has pledged to provide staff support and resources to enable SLWG's to operate effectively such that the burden of work does not fall upon STA participants. ASH Scotland staff will minute meetings, organise events, carry out research and design materials suggested by the SLWG's, STA Members may offer some of their valuable time and the benefit of their knowledge to bring value to national networking.
To offer support to this group, either through meetings or via email contact David Robertson
How can we better influence uptake of smoking amongst those in this age group, particularly young people not in work or in low paid employment, apprenticeships and at college?
The group met in December 2016 to scope the issues impacting on prevention and stop smoking approaches with this age group. Further discussion following engagement with identified stakeholders is expected, leading to an event later in 2017.
This group will review and celebrate smoke-free homes activity to date and recommend future action priorities through the medium of an event or mini-summit.
To pledge support for this group contact Joanne Buchan.
A small group of STA members are contributing to a guide to inform those involved in community planning who come from non-health backgrounds so that they may appreciate the need for partnership working across different sectors to reduce smoking prevalence.
Tobacco Control Guide for Community Planning (PDF, 198 KB)
(see also HSCP Guide below).
Smoking and Poverty Short-life Working Group
More information (220KB, PDF)
Smoking and Mental Health Short-life Working Group
See recent Summit on Smoking and Mental Health
Most up to date information see The Stolen Years report - 13 April 2016
More information on the group (187KB, PDF)
Local Tobacco Control Development Short-life Working Group
How action on tobacco can deliver on Health and Social Care Partnership outcomes (pdf 400KB)
Creating a tobacco-free generation locally (pdf 2Mb)
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.