Some sports heroes send wrong message about tobacco
First the Games, next the Ryder Cup, says Sheila Duffy
What a sporting extravaganza we’ve had in Scotland in recent weeks!
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and golf’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles showcased our nation wonderfully.
And we’re delighted these huge international events also demonstrated Scotland’s commitment to tackling the harm caused by smoking as we move forward with our vision for a generation free from tobacco.
ASH Scotland is proud to have fired the starting gun on the successful smoke-free policy at the Commonwealth Games and to have teed off an important challenge to the Ryder Cup’s European and US teams to think about public-facing tobacco use within their sport.
The first ever Friends of The Scotsman article last year was about our efforts to make the Glasgow Commonwealth Games smoke-free.