Taking action on smoking and health
Our vision is that everyone has the right to good health and to live free from the harm and inequality caused by smoking
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 helping to create a society which supports young people in remaining tobacco-free, helps those who want to stop smoking, protects people from second-hand smoke and challenges the inequalities 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.Understanding that most smokers start when they are children, and that most smokers want to quit, we want the next generation in Scotland to be free from tobacco – by which we mean that ideally smoking would be limited to the small number of adults who actively choose to do so. We are pro-health and pro-people - and the evidence is clear that a society free from tobacco will not just be healthier, but wealthier and fairer too.
Our ‘How we can help you’ leaflet introduces the wide range of ways in which we can provide information, guidance and support to enable others to take action on smoking and health.
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.