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.
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
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
The #befree campaign explores three key messages to help you identify with being fitter, happier, better off and achieving more by being smoke-free. If you are a professional working with young adults, #befree will equip you with positive messages to empower young adults to achieve more by never starting and encouraging conversation about why they should consider quitting if they are a smoker.Read more
Most young people who smoke get their cigarettes from friends, family and other people they know. We have created a set of materials promoting the #notafavour message. Can you help us to get these materials and messages out to those members of the public who need to see them?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.