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Guide to becoming a Tobacco-free School

Published by Ash Scotland, as part 1 of the Tobacco-free Secondary Schools Resource, this guide is intended to support a school through the steps required in order to become a tobacco-free school.  It explains the background, why it is important and key issues.   This guide replaces the previous “Tobacco-free Schools – Helping You Achieve It” guide by Smokefree Services and Ash Scotland.

The guide breaks down the process into 10 steps – and these are laid out in a very practical way that is easy to follow.  There is a suite of templates available to guide the schools through the process – these can be found in Appendix 1 and are fully editable Microsoft Word documents. 

Accessing the pack

We have 1 printed copy of the resource for every secondary school in Greater Glasgow & Clyde.  To request your free copy please email: [email protected]

Accessing online

The tobacco-free schools pack, additional resources, tools and templates are all available online. To access the pack: 

  1. Visit
  2. Select the ‘tobacco-free secondary schools’ course
  3. Create a new account to get started.

Please download the user guide for further details on accessing the Ash Scotland eLearning site. 

If there are any issues accessing the electronic version please contact [email protected]

Last Updated: 12 August 2020