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 share…

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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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ASH Scotland urges Scottish Government and health boards to build on success of narrowing smoking inequalities gap

ASH Scotland is urging the Scottish Government and regional NHS health boards to build on the success illustrated by the latest Scottish Health Survey figures which suggest a significant narrowing of the smoking inequalities gap between the country’s most and least deprived communities. The charity is welcoming the statistics showing increasing numbers of people in…

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ASH Scotland calls for urgent action to shut down availability, visibility and flavours of e-cigarettes

ASH Scotland today declared its support for proposals in the ‘Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping’ consultation, run by the UK Government and devolved administrations, to restrict e-cigarette flavourings, packaging and marketing as well as banning disposable vaping products to halt what leading respiratory paediatricians in Scotland have described as ‘fast becoming a…

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ASH Scotland supports tobacco products age of sale raising proposal and calls for law change in Scotland

ASH Scotland is today declaring its support for the proposal in the ‘Creating a smokefree generation’ consultation run by the UK Government and devolved administrations, including the Scottish Government, which would see legislation being brought forward to make it an offence to sell tobacco products to anyone born on or after 1 January 2009. The…

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ASH Scotland welcomes Scottish Government’s new Tobacco and Vaping Framework

Health charity ASH Scotland is welcoming the Scottish Government’s publication of its new Tobacco and Vaping Framework today. Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We warmly welcome the new Tobacco and Vaping Framework and the Scottish Government’s determination to act as a public health priority on reducing the horrendous impacts imposed by the…

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ASH Scotland responds to the King’s Speech

Health charity ASH Scotland responded to the King’s Speech today by urging quicker progress towards taking on the profiteering tobacco industry and its lethal products to achieve a tobacco-free Scotland by 2034. Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We welcome the determination to act on reducing the horrendous impacts imposed by the tobacco industry…

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ASH Scotland welcomes launch of UK-wide consultation on e-cigarettes but urges Scottish Government to take action now

ASH Scotland welcomed today’s announcement by the UK Government that it is launching a joint UK-wide consultation ‘to create first smokefree generation and crack down on youth vaping’, whilst also calling on the Scottish Government to take immediate action to restrict the advertising and promotions of e-cigarettes. Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said:…

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