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.
We need to talk about smoking and poverty
ASH Scotland and the Poverty Alliance are exploring how we can support better collaboration between public health and anti-smoking interests. Our new report includes various recommendations for improving language, assumptions and ways of working.Download summary report
Our project supporting money advice workers to generate conversations about smoking has found the approach well received, and concluded that it could help generate significant savings for people under financial pressure.Download summary report
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.