People STILL buy tobacco for kids! Let’s tackle this problem. Reply

The younger you start smoking the harder it is to give up in later life. That’s why it is so important to keep tobacco out of the hands of young people. Tobacco control measures and education has shifted the average age for starting smoking upwards and reduced teen smoking steadily, but 16 and 17 year olds especially, are still sliding into the clutches of Big Tobacco. More…

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Positive thinking about young people’s mental health Reply

Eight colleges and 11 universities from across Scotland are participating in the Think Positive and Scottish Student Sport Healthy Body Healthy Mind Award 2016/17. ASH Scotland Policy and Research Officer, Mike Andrews, blogs about the award, and the work that ASH Scotland is doing around it. More…

Why ASH Scotland is supporting Financial Capability Week Reply

When 40% of adults say they are not in control of their finances and a further four in ten have less than £500 in savings, it’s clear the UK is facing a financial capability crisis which requires a collective response. Smoking has a huge impact on people’s finances, including for many who say that they want to stop. That is why ASH Scotland is supporting Financial Capability Week (14-20 November 2016), and our Development Lead for Inequalities, Tracey Rogers, blogs for us about this: More…