Taking action on smoking and health
Scotland's Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation has six key principles to inspire organisations to help reduce the harmcaused by smoking and deliver a tobacco-free generation by 2034.
Charter Champions are individuals in a position to raise awareness of a Charter principle and support the change needed to create a tobacco-free generation.
Our Charter Champions have the unique qualities to inspire others to find the best ways to get behind each Charter principle, protect children from second-hand smoke and encourage others to lead smoke-free lives.
We'll be adding to this page over the coming months - check back to find out who's championing each principle, read new blogs and watch exclusive videos.
Every baby should be born free from the harmful effects of tobacco
Mary Ross Davie, Scotland Director for Royal College of Midwives
Mary has been a midwife for 22 years in London and Scotland, and since January 2017 has been the Director for the Royal College of Midwives in Scotland. Watch Mary's video to see why she supports every baby being born free from the harmful effects of tobacco.
Jean has spent her entire career in the early years sector and her vision is to ensure that all Scottish children have the best possible start in life, regardless of their circumstances. Watch Jean's video to hear more about why children have a particular need for a smoke-free environment.
All children should play, learn and socialise in places that are free from tobacco
Bruce has over 20 years of experience in children’s rights and has been central to the development of law, policy and practice covering the broad spectrum of children’s rights in Scotland. Watch Bruce's video to hear more about why children have a right to smoke-free spaces.
Every child has the right to effective education that equips them to make informed positive choices on tobacco and health
Jackie has supported the Charter since its launch and is passionate that through effective education we can provide young people with the knowledge to make informed choices about tobacco and health. See Jackie's video about this here.
All young people should be protected from commercial interests which profit from recruiting new smokers
As Chief Executive of children’s health education charity Fast Forward, Alastair is passionate about young people being protected from the commercial interests of tobacco recruiting new smokers. See his video about this here.
As Chief Executive of Youth Scotland, Ian has a deep appreciation of the role that youth organisations can play in changing health culture for the benefit of young people. Watch Ian's video with LANDED Peer Education Service here.
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