Celebrating our 50th anniversary

ASH Scotland is celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023/24.

Founded in 1973 by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, ASH Scotland is one of four Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) charities, which were initially one UK-wide organisation and became independent of each other in 1993.

We invite you to join us in a range of events marking our special birthday, and tune in to our new 'ASH Scotland talks' video and podcast series highlighting the work and views of tobacco control and public health experts from around the world.

Take a look at what we have done so far, and the upcoming events and activities we have planned!

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ASH Scotland's 50th anniversary events

We are organising a series of nationwide community-focused events to mark our 50th anniversary celebrations and we extend a big thank you to everyone who is supporting our work!

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Our event was hosted in Brooksbank center in Dundee to acknowledge the work they do to support people in the community to quit smoking, and celebrated two recent stories of community members who had successfully stopped.

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We held an event at Camelon Community Centre in Falkirk that celebrated our relationship with community-focused organisations and their work to provide advice and support to those who want to quit smoking.

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We visited Pilton Community Health Project in Edinburgh to highlight out collaborative effort to tackle harms caused by tobacco, and the free support that is available from the NHS to support people quitting smoking.

ASH Scotland talks: series

For our 50th anniversary, ASH Scotland launched a video-podcast series 'ASH Scotland talks:' to bring together renowned leaders and experts in the field of tobacco control and public health from around the world.

Hosted by our CEO, Sheila Duffy, these discussions spotlight the countries at the forefront of curbing smoking and the use of novel tobacco products, as well as uncovering the rich history of ASH Scotland's impact.

To date, we've released four episodes, and we're excited to announce that we have more scheduled. You can catch all the episodes on our YouTube channel or tune in on Spotify for a convenient listening experience.

Join us as we explore the frontiers of tobacco control, learn from industry experts, and chart the course toward a healthier, tobacco-free Scotland and world.

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