Tobacco-free schools: policies and practical solutions Reply

This post sees ASH Scotland Chief Executive, Sheila Duffy, look at some of the innovative tobacco policies which schools in Scotland have implemented in recent times. 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…

Scotland’s pre-schoolers to celebrate their 21st birthdays free from tobacco Reply

ASH Scotland Development Officer Connie Bennett blogs about strategies for making Scotland tobacco-free for the next generation.

Scotland’s nursery schools and early years establishments will be well versed in the principles of GIRFEC, helping to keep children safe, healthy, respected and nurtured. They might be less well acquainted with Creating a Tobacco-free Generation – the Scottish Government’s Tobacco Control Strategy. More…