Taking action on smoking and health
Download strategy doc as pdfAction on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland is the independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. Our vision is that everyone has the right to good health and to live free from the harm and inequality caused by smoking.
The harm caused by tobacco use weighs most heavily on disadvantaged groups. This is a matter of social justice and the main obstacle in the way of achieving a tobacco-free generation. In response our three-year strategy will prioritise the following areas:
A third of all tobacco is used by people with mental health issues. This demands that we explore new approaches to supporting this group. Our actions in this area include:
Tobacco use brings economic and social costs as well as health harm. A society free from tobacco will not only be healthier, but wealthier and fairer too. Our actions in this area include:
Everyone has the right to grow up with a hopeful vision for their own health and wellbeing, and the skills, confidence and ambition to achieve it. Our actions in this area include:
We are shifting culture, attitudes and social norms, to create an environment that supports not smoking. Our actions in this area include:
Action on smoking and health is most effective when it is delivered professionally, rooted in the best evidence and carried out in partnership. Our actions in this area include:
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.