Taking action on smoking and health
Let us know about your Charter success and how your pledges and going, we can highlight your work and provide recognition through our Tobacco-free Generation Charter Awards.
This page shows the most recent stories from our Charter supporters. For more Charter news and previous submissions from Charter supporters visit here.
Fife Trading Standards innovative prevention campaign to stop young people being given tobacco
Fife Trading Standards share details of their targeted prevention campaign that used site visits, stakeholder engagement, campaign posters and social media to share #notafavour messages. Read more about their work here.
City of Glasgow College prioritise the health and wellbeing of staff and students
City of Glasgow College prioritises the health and wellbeing of their students and staff through a tobacco-free campus policy as well as the tobacco prevention and cessation activities that are delivered throughout the year. Read more about their work here.
Lothian School share their tobacco-free approach
Spartans Alternative School embraces smoking prevention activities and puts an emphasis on pupil welfare and health and wellbeing. Read more about their approach here.
Highland #notafavour collaborative project
NHS Highland health improvement team have been working in partnership with Highland Council trading standards, Inverness College - University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) wellbeing team, and Inverness Highlands and Islands Student Association to promote the #notafavour campaign. Read more about their efforts here.
NHS Highland's support of Scotland's Charter for a tobacco-free generation
In our latest case study, find out more about NHS Highland's work to promote a tobacco-free generation. This includes the smoke-free sports for young people campaign, taking part in No Smoking Day 2018 and providing access to online resources for parents and carers. Read the full article here.
Community efforts to create a tobacco-free generation: leading and living a healthy lifestyle
As Community Links (South Lanarkshire) celebrate a year of supporting the Charter, they share examples of their work to date including smoke-free areas, events about the harm of tobacco and their continued promotion of the Charter to other organisations. Read the full article here.
Creating a smoke-free community
Healthy Valleys update us on the progress they have made with their Charter pledges in the last six months, including their work to create a smoke-free community in Rigside. Read the full article here.
Shift towards making a clean air campus
Since signing up to the Charter, West Lothian College Student Association has been working to adopt a clean air campus. This has involved revising their smoking policy, introducing smoke-free signage, working in partnership with NHS Lothian and West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service to provide stop-smoking support and ensuring that all sporting events are smoke-free. Read more about how this is progressing here.
In partnership with Play Scotland we’ve created new resources for Charter Supporters. Specifically designed with early years services & primary schools in mind, these resources encourage smoke-free places for children to play, learn & socialise.Check out the fun signage, simple information sheet and short case studies.
Celebrating new tobacco-free schools
Twelve secondary schools in Lothian have been congratulated on achieving tobacco-free status! In this video we hear from teachers at Bathgate Academy and Deans Community High School about the work they've undertaken. We have also prepared a range of practical user-friendly tools and resources for schools developing tobacco polices and materials.
Knitting the way to tobacco-free generation
Charter supporters in Lanarkshire, have embarked on an intergenerational project by supporting a local knitting group to make hand puppets and deliver smoke free sessions in a nearby nursery. Read the full story here.
Clean Air Canal Festival
As part of their commitment to Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation, the East Dunbartonshire Tobacco Alliance outlined their plans to develop the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival as a Clean Air Event. Read the about the first year of this pilot here.
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If you've signed up to the Charter but haven't received these email updates please let us know (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Previous updates can be viewed here.
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