Let’s make every contact count! Reply

The Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance formed a working group this year to address the poor rates of referral to stop smoking services for patients facing hospital treatment. In this post our Partnerships Lead and STA Coordinator, David Robertson, tells us more. More…

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Be smoke-free, be happier Reply

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of riding a bike downhill – effortless speed, and the world rushing by as you project casual gracefulness. If this was all there was to it we would spend a lot more time on our bikes. More…

Brexit and the battle for public health Reply

The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament has produced its report into “The Impact of Leaving the European Union on Health and Social Care in Scotland”.

ASH Scotland made a written submission to their consultation, and then presented to one of the oral evidence sessions, so we were interested to see what the report would say. More…

Buying tobacco for young people is not doing them a favour Reply

We are delighted that the Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents are both supportive of our #notafavour campaign.

This campaign aims to reduce proxy purchase – where an adult buys tobacco and passes it on to someone too young to buy it themselves – by challenging the attitudes and assumptions that lead adults to do this. More…