Welcome to ASH Scotland
ASH Scotland’s vision is of a healthier Scotland, free from the harm and inequality caused by tobacco
ASH Scotland – Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) - is the independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.
We seek to improve health and quality of life by limiting the number of young people taking up smoking, reducing the number of adult smokers, protecting people from second hand smoke and tackling the inequality resulting from tobacco use. Our activities include an expert information service, campaigning for political action on tobacco and health, supporting community groups to help their service users affected by tobacco use, building public support and awareness for making Scotland free from tobacco and supporting charities, enforcement agencies, the NHS and others to make their contribution to achieving that goal.
Smoking and Mental Health
Our IMPACT project provides free guidance, support and training for staff supporting adults with mental health problems about the harmful effects of smoking on mental health.
Helping Young Adults Achieve more
The #befree campaign helps young adults to identify with being fitter, happier, better off and achieving more by being smoke-free. Our free materials are tailored to support professionals in youth work, colleges, universities and employability settings.Read more
Most young people who smoke get cigarettes from people they know. Our #notafavour campaign gets the message across that buying tobacco for young people is not doing them a favour.Read more
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.