In 2013 the Scottish Government launched a new tobacco control strategy Creating a Tobacco Free Generation with a series of actions aimed at achieving smokefree status by 2034 (less than 5% of the population as smokers).  The strategy contained a specific action that ‘all NHS Boards will implement and enforce smokefree grounds by March 2015.  Smokefree status includes the removal of any designated smoking areas and shelters in NHS Board buildings or grounds.

In the tabs below you will find specific policy and process information in place within your Board.

National Services Scotland

NSS recognises its responsibility to set a good example in health promotion and to work toward national targets to reduce smoking and the incidence of diseases caused by tobacco smoke.  This will be achieved by establishing a smoke free environment for NSS Staff while being sensitive to the needs of those who smoke and offering support to those who wish to stop.

This NSS Tobacco policy is designed to improve the health of NSS staff while offering smoking cessation support to those who would like to stop smoking.

NHS 24

NHS 24 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all users of its premises including staff members, contractors and visitors This Policy has been developed to promote health, reduce risk and protect all users of its premises from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

NHS Golden Jubilee

No Smoking Policy

The aim of this policy is to provide a smoke-free environment, for the benefit of all staff, patients, visitors and contractors. 

Public Health Scotland

From 1st April 2020 Public Health Scotland will bring together staff previously employed by NSS and NHS Health Scotland alongside new PHS employees, meaning different routes for staff to access HR information.  Please refer to the option below that best describes your circumstances to ensure you refer to the correct information.  

• I have TUPE transferred from NHS Health Scotland into Public Health Scotland – Please raise your query with HR via Contact Us
• I have TUPE transferred from NSS to Public Health Scotland – please select the National Services Scotland tab above to access all information.
• I am an employee in Public Health – please select the National Service Scotland tab to access all information.

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all staff and visitors. In line with this our No Smoking Policy has been developed to allow all who work or visit the organisation to do so in smoke free premises.