Taking action on smoking and health
Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation is an initiative to help reduce the harm caused by smoking and deliver a tobacco-free generation by 2034.
Scotland's Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation aims to:
Click the links, or read on, to find out more about how you can get involved.
If you are working in Scotland to support people and communities, then you can be sure that they will be affected by smoking or secondhand smoke.
The costs of smoking fall most heavily on disadvantaged communities. Scotland's Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation supports organisations who are invested in the health, wealth and happiness of people, to be aware of the impact of smoking on their communities and ways they can respond.
Most adults who smoke started smoking as children, before the age of 18.
Scotland has a goal of creating a tobacco-free generation by 2034, meaning by 2034 less than 5% of adults will smoke. By supporting Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation, your organisation can help achieve this goal and improve health and wellbeing of the people and communities you work with.
Charter Supporters are helping to work towards a tobacco-free generation by 2034 by endorsing the following principles:
Over 400 organisations have pledged support for Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation.
Endorsing the Charter is free and a great way to help improve people's wellbeing. It shows your organisation's commitment to creating healthier, happier, and wealthier communities.
Becoming a Charter Supporter is easy:
Once you have registered, your organisation will be proudly displayed on our list of supporters. We will send you a welcome pack telling you about ways to get involved with the Charter, resources and support available to help realise your pledges.
Joining the Charter is free and as a Supporter you can expect to receive:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a conversation about how we can help you to improve to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities by addressing smoking.
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.