Charities urge Scotland’s election candidates to support campaign protecting young people from tobacco industry interference

ASH Scotland and Asthma + Lung UK Scotland are marking World No Tobacco Day 2024 today (Friday 31 May) by urging General Election candidates standing in Scottish constituencies to support their campaign calling for the end of vapes advertising and marketing being targeted at children and young people. ‘Protecting young people from tobacco industry interference’…

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Youth groups invited to join campaign calling for the end of vapes marketing targeting young people

Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday 31 May 2024, ASH Scotland is urging youth groups across the country to join the health charity’s campaign calling for the end of vapes advertising and marketing being targeted at children and young people. ‘Protecting young people from tobacco industry interference’ has been chosen by the World…

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ASH Scotland disappointed at UK-wide legislation setback but hopeful it’ll get back on track

ASH Scotland has greeted the news that the UK-wide Tobacco and Vapes Bill will not be fast-tracked during Westminster’s ‘wash-up’ period before parliament dissolves for the upcoming General Election on 4 July 2024 with disappointment but also with hope that it could soon be back on track. Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said:…

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ASH Scotland “deeply disappointed” by Holyrood committee’s disregard for global health treaty

ASH Scotland is raising grave concerns about the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee giving Big Tobacco industry influenced organisations an opportunity to impact health policy development through participation in an evidence session on Tuesday 21 May in contravention of a global healthy treaty. The leading Scottish health charity contends that the UK Vaping Industry…

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ASH Scotland urges urgent action to tackle UK’s higher than average rates of vaping by 15-year-old girls 

ASH Scotland is calling for urgent regulatory action in response to the World Health Organisation’s Health Behaviour In School-Aged Children report published today (Thursday 25 April 2024) which found that girls in the UK were more likely to have used an e-cigarette by the age of 15 than the average for all 44 countries involved…

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ASH Scotland thanks the vast majority of MPs who backed the Tobacco and Vapes Bill

ASH Scotland is offering the health charity’s thanks to the 383 MPs who voted in favour of the UK Government’s Tobacco and Vapes Bill during its second reading in the House of Commons tonight (Tuesday 16 April 2024). Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We are pleased that an overwhelming majority of cross…

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ASH Scotland welcomes Ministerial Statement on Working Towards a Tobacco-free Scotland by 2034 and Tackling Youth Vaping

ASH Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Ministerial Statement on Working Towards a Tobacco-free Scotland by 2034 and Tackling Youth Vaping this afternoon (Tuesday 26 March 2024). Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We warmly welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to reducing the harms caused by tobacco which continues to be the…

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ASH Scotland welcomes the UK Government’s Tobacco and Vapes Bill

ASH Scotland is welcoming the UK Government’s introduction of its UK-wide Tobacco and Vapes Bill today (Wednesday 20 March 2024) which, if passed by MPs, will change the age of sale for all tobacco products, cigarette papers and herbal smoking products so that anyone born on or after 1 January 2009 will never legally be…

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Public Health Minister joins our call for people who smoke to ‘Quit and Win’ on No Smoking Day

Scotland’s Public Health Minister is backing a national charity’s No Smoking Day campaign urging people across the country who smoke to reach out for free support to give up tobacco and win with their health and fitness, family and finances. Jenni Minto MSP has voiced her support for health charity ASH Scotland’s ‘Quit and win’…

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Aberdeen Youth Movement support Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation

The image shows Aberdeen Youth Movement representatives Hannah Forbes, Rebecca MacDonald, Lily Macdonald and Samantha Milne with ASH Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation.

Aberdeen Youth Movement is marking No Smoking Day today (Wednesday 13 March) by pledging to play a vital role in raising the awareness of young people across the city about the physical and mental health as well as financial benefits of being tobacco-free. The organisation, which provides a platform for young people to create change…

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