Taking action on smoking and health
Government policy papers
Raising Scotland’s Tobacco Free Generation (June 2018) A five year plan for action focusing on our tobacco-free generation - children who are turning five this year. The long-term goal is for the young people of this generation to be truly tobacco-free when they turn 21 in 2034. This action plan demonstrates the Scottish Government's commitment to the new Public Health Priorities which include an ambition for a Scotland free from the harms caused by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. There are 44 specific actions in the plan, all of which have been developed with relevant partners. Actions include legislating to restrict smoking around hospital buildings, banning tobacco in prisons, establishing the new national stop-smoking service brand and running the final phase of the stop-smoking media campaign: Getting Through 72.
Creating a tobacco-free generation - A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland (March 2013) (pdf, 258kb) Effective tobacco control is central to realising the right to life and the right to the highest attainable standard of health for everyone in Scotland. It recognises that people deserve to live in a nation free from the harms caused by tobacco, where people choose not to smoke and enjoy longer, healthier lives. This strategy has been developed with input from NHS Scotland, COSLA, the Third Sector and the research community and sets out the next steps on Scotland’s journey to becoming tobacco-free.
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Local authorities/NHS tobacco policy
ASH Scotland policy papers and consultation responses
Please visit the ASH Scotland policy pages for policy briefings, position papers and consultation responses.
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