Why ASH Scotland does not support a ban on smoking in the home Reply

Back in the office this morning after a few days off covering the school holidays. The first thing demanding attention is a slew of media articles along the lines of “Ban smoking at home, say Scots campaigners”. More…

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Protecting our children from harm while they play Reply

Tottering round in mum’s far too big heels, sneaking into the make-up drawer to paint your face, rummaging around in the tool box to play ‘fix it’, chattering into any inanimate object to take that important ‘call’,  pestering to ‘drive’ the car and wanting to ‘help’ with the dishes. Children copy the behaviour of those around to them, mostly harmless and part of their natural development, but there are some adult behaviours which we shouldn’t expose our children to and don’t want them mimicking. More…

Tobacco-free Generation. Online tobacco prevention information and resources for youth workers Reply

Tobacco-free Generation is a web resource page designed to provide youth groups and youth workers with the information, resources and support that they need to develop and deliver well-informed and effective tobacco prevention activities with the young people that they support. More…

Tackling smoking in hospital grounds and children’s outdoor areas Reply

We’ve just seen the start of an initiative that aims to put an end to smoking in all of Scotland’s hospital grounds.

The ban across NHS estates began on 1 April and is another step in the nation’s drive to achieve a tobacco-free generation in 20 years’ time.

Tobacco use is the enemy of good health and few people want to see smoking around a hospital building. Stubbing it out can help patients who are trying to quit, and help protect children and non-smokers from second-hand smoke exposure.
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