Taking action on smoking and health
Since 2012, ASH Scotland has been offering Tobacco Awareness-Raising Sessions (TARS) to staff and volunteers in the voluntary and community sector. They have covered a range of topics and issues relating to inequalities where tobacco use has an impact.
The purpose of TARS is to:
So far 34 TARS have been delivered throughout Scotland to 301 individuals and tailored these for 26 organisations at a venue and time of the organisations choice. Sessions last around an hour, and can be a stand-alone event or embedded into other events (e.g. team meetings, development days).
We are prioritising the promotion and delivery of tailored TARS to organisations and services, until March 2017, around the following areas:
If you work in any of these areas as an employer or volunteer, please do get in touch to arrange a TARS and enhance your organisation's efforts to help improve the well-being of the communities you support.
Whilst we have specific priorities this year, there is an opportunity now to influence our workplan priorities and focus for TARS delivery. If you work in an area of inequalities not covered above but would be interested in future delivery of TARS, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
For more information about the TARS and to influence our future priorities, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning us on 0131 225 4725.
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.