Taking action on smoking and health
By reviewing and updating the way tobacco education is delivered in school you can actively promote a smoke-free culture in your school.
ASH Scotland's tobacco-free schools resources are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence and include a range of practical tools to deliver high quality education on smoking, health and wellbeing.
All of our resources are designed to equip young people with the skills and confidence to make responsible decisions on smoking and their health and wellbeing.
The tobacco-free schools resource pack addresses a range of themes including e-cigarettes, finances, mental health, the benefits of being smoke-free, dealing with pressure, building confidence and resilience.
There’s a focus on active group tasks, group discussion, links to video clips, game based activities and printable resources to allow staff to develop lessons relevant to the learning needs of the young people you work with.
Every secondary school in Scotland is eligible for one FREE copy of the resource pack. Email us to request a copy.
The tobacco-free schools pack, additional resources, tools and templates are also available online. To access the pack:
Please download the user guide for further details on accessing our eLearning site.
Our ten step guide guides schools through the process of creating a health promoting smoke-free policy . By downloading the tobacco-free schools pack you'll find the tools and guidance you need to work towards tobacco-free school status.
Scottish schools who take steps towards becoming smoke-free can gain recognition for their efforts by becoming a supporter of Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation. Supporting the Charter shows your school’s support for creating a tobacco-free generation by 2034
Nicotine Vaping Products (NVPs or e-cigarettes) have been available for just over a decade in Scotland. There are particular considerations for schools and settings engaging with young people on this issue. Take a look at our simple guide for schools on e-cigs and vaping.
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.