Taking action on smoking and health
Want to stop smoking?
Stopping smoking is the single most important thing a smoker can do to improve their health and will immediately reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. In addition a 20-a-day smoker paying £10 a packet will save over £3,650 a year, or a 10-a-day smoker £1,825 a year.
Many thousands of Scots stop smoking for good every year, often without any support.
If you would like some help then NHS Stop-smoking Services can significantly boost your chance of success. Support is free and available by phone or at centres across the country. Alternatively create your personal quit plan online. For more information visit: www.quityourway.scot
Tobacco smoke is toxic and harmful, particularly to children. It spreads through the house and can linger in the air for up to 5 hours after a cigarette is extinguished. For more information about making your home smoke-free, please see our smoke-free homes page.
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.