You’d expect something to be done about this Reply

Let’s consider a really damaging scenario. A situation that really could not be ignored.

Imagine that a multinational drug company launched a new medication which promised rapid, short-term relief from stress, anxiety and boredom. It generally has to be administered many times through the day but those using it report that they find it to be effective. More…

Narrowing the gap in smoking-related health inequalities Reply

Guest post by Celia Gardiner, Tobacco Control Organisational Lead, NHS Health Scotland

This Saturday marks 10 years since Scotland went smoke-free and set off on a remarkable journey in public health improvement.

The culture change is profound. When I started working in my first ‘real’ job, I was shown to a desk with a big, white ashtray on it. Everybody had one. People regularly smoked on buses, in trains and even on planes. When you went for a night out, people smoked in pubs, clubs and restaurants. More…

ASH Scotland welcomes Scotland’s new Cancer Strategy Reply

ASH Scotland welcomes Scotland’s new cancer strategy, Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action.

From the start, this strategy puts people at its heart, and it is clear on the need to take action to reduce the risk of people getting cancer in the first place. Smoking tobacco is seen as both a preventable cause of cancer, and as being embedded within the fabric of health and social inequalities. After noting that lung cancer is predicted to continue to be the most common cancer in 2023-27, the strategy comments: 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…

Grampian secondary school leads the way to a Tobacco-free Generation Reply

ASH Scotland is calling for the next Scottish Government to abide by the principles of Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation; to help the next generation grow up free from tobacco. Many organisations have already signed up to the Charter and have pledged to play their role in creating a tobacco-free generation. Staff and pupils at Bucksburn Academy campus were proud to endorse Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation – the first school in Grampian to do so. More…