Taking action on smoking and health
The Tobacco-free Generation Charter Awards are for Charter Supporter Organisations who have demonstrated significant positive change in support of the Charter principles.
The Charter Awards recognise the outstanding contributions organisations across the country are making to reduce the harm caused by tobacco in their communities.
On 10th August 2017 NHS Lanarkshire collected an award for their commitment to taking bold action to help Scotland achieve its tobacco-free goal by 2034. Read the news release here.
NHS Lanarkshire has created a strong tobacco strategy that involves the whole health board in activity supporting the six Charter principles. They have been promoting the tobacco-free message throughout Lanarkshire and have been successful in encouraging local community organisations, schools and workplaces to pledge their own actions to help reach the 2034 tobacco-free target.
Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said:
“ASH Scotland launched Scotland's Charter for a tobacco-free generation to help raise awareness of and deliver the worthwhile vision for putting smoking out of fashion for the next generation. The response to the charter has been excellent. We now have one hundred and fifty organisations signed up and it is proving an effective way to bring people together and motivate organisations in the fight against the harmful effects tobacco has on children, young people and communities.”
“These awards celebrate some of the positive actions that Charter supporters are delivering to help to ensure that children who are in nursery now become the first generation to grow up without the health impact and financial costs of smoking.”
Lanarkshire based supporters of the Charter include both Motherwell FC and Hamilton Academicals Football Club's Community Trust, Wishaw and District Housing Association, HMRC Cumbernauld & East Kilbride, Muirhouse Primary School, New Calderglen Care Home and previous award winners LANDED Peer Education Service.
Details on how to nominate an organisation for a Charter Award here.
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.
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