It's Your Choice. Why Waste Everything Smoking Tobacco? Get Involved. For Young People, By Young People

Welcome to W-West

W-WEST (Why Waste Everything Smoking Tobacco?) aims to give young people the information they need to make choices about smoking.

Funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the aim is to provide young people with easy access to the real facts about smoking, so that they can decide what is best for them.

W-WEST was initially developed by a group of young people and officially launched in June 2009. W-WEST has made its mark, with appearances on the radio and in the press for both its activities, such as street theatre and street art, and its recognition by national no smoking groups.

By November 2009, W-WEST had been chosen as the recipients of ASH Scotland and The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland’s (REHIS) very first Crofton Award.  Named after Sir John and Lady Eileen Crofton, the award was made in recognition of W-WEST’s innovative work in raising awareness of smoking and tobacco with other young people in their communities.

In 2010 W-WEST were nominated in the Health category of the Young Scot Awards, and were one of the runners up in the category.  In 2011 W-WEST won the Evening Times Glasgoals award for Best Community Health Project and were once again winners of the Crofton Award.

W-WEST is now a virtual space for young people to find out information on Tobacco and make informed choices.

There are different ways to get involved with W-WEST!  You can: