Midlothian groups encouraged to highlight smoking harms

ASH Scotland is asking Midlothian groups to help to address harms caused by smoking by applying for a package of tailored support to improve mental, physical and financial wellbeing.

By Kevin Quinn
Thursday, 5th May 2022, 4:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2022, 4:10 pm

As part of its initiative encouraging support for Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation by 2034, the health charity is offering community groups a small grant of £500 to cover salary, travel or material costs associated with engaging people in their community about the harms caused by tobacco.

Sheila Duffy, chief executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We invite local organisations across Midlothian committed to improving wellbeing in their communities to work with us to increase knowledge about tobacco, and the relatively quick benefits which giving up smoking brings such as improving mental health.”

For details about how to apply for the tailored support and small grant before the Monday, May 23 deadline, go to www.ashscotland.org.uk/smallgrants.

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Successful applicants will have access to free expert advice, training and resources to increase their staff and volunteers’ knowledge of smoking issues, and assistance to create an action plan to deliver their charter pledges.