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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ASH Scotland welcomes details of the Scottish Government’s ban on disposable e-cigarettes

ASH Scotland welcomes the details announced today about the Scottish Government’s proposed ban on the supply of disposable e-cigarettes. In draft regulations published this morning, disposable e-cigarettes will be banned in Scotland from 1 April 2025. It follows a recommendation to outlaw the devices following a UK-wide consultation into youth vaping at the end of…

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ASH Scotland welcomes Scottish and UK-wide ban on disposable e-cigarettes

Scottish Government ban disposable vapes is written across the image of a women holding a yellow vape

ASH Scotland today (Sunday 28 January) thanked the Scottish and UK Governments for announcing a ban on disposable e-cigarettes to halt what leading respiratory paediatricians in Scotland have described as ‘fast becoming a vaping epidemic in the adolescent population’. Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of health charity, ASH Scotland, said: “We warmly welcome the ban on…

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ASH Scotland urges people to share experiences of successful quit smoking attempts

People in Scotland who have successfully given up smoking in the last couple of years are being encouraged by a campaigning health charity to share their experiences about how they managed to quit. As part of the charity’s preparations for No Smoking Day which takes place on 13 March, ASH Scotland is urging Scottish residents to…

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People in Scotland who smoke urged to make quitting their goal in 2024

People in Scotland who smoke are being urged to set the goal of leaving tobacco behind in 2024. Charity ASH Scotland is campaigning to improve the physical and mental health of people who smoke by encouraging them to use free expert stop smoking support provided by the NHS. Quitting is one of the biggest proactive…

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Scots urged to pack in littering the environment with toxic plastics by binning cig butts and disposable vapes

Discarded cigarette butts and disposable vaping products are having devastating impacts on Scotland’s beaches and waters, according to leading public health and environment representatives who are urging Scots to bin the offending items and packaging after use.The horrific environmental impacts of plastic cigarette filters, one of the most common forms of litter, are being spotlighted by…

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