ASH in Action
Left unchecked, tobacco will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has a long history of taking action against tobacco use and its devastating health and economic impact on people and communities around the globe. For more than 40 years, ASH’s goal of a tobacco-free world has remained constant.
The tobacco epidemic is global and so must be the solutions. From advocating for bans on cigarette advertising and smoking in public spaces to challenging the influence of the multinational tobacco industry—ASH takes action on a global scale.
International Labour Organization to Consider Severing Ties with the Tobacco Industry
Responding to Mounting Pressure, UN Agency Forced to Address Conflict of Interest Washington, D.C.—March 14, 2017 – On Wednesday, March 15th, the International Labour Organization… Read the full article >
Tobacco control: saving lives and driving development
Tobacco use poses an unparalleled health and economic burden worldwide. A new study found that the diseases caused by smoking account for US$ 422 billion… Read the full article >
Business groups, once tobacco-friendly, switch sides in fight
“Smoking isn’t just killing us, it’s bankrupting us,” said Ashli Watts, a spokeswoman with the Chamber of Commerce for Kentucky, where one in four adults… Read the full article >
Uruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Arendt Office: 202-659-4310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STATEMENT BY LAURENT HUBER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACTION ON SMOKING AND HEALTH Uruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International But PMI Accomplished Its Primary Goal WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2016 – After more than six years, this morning an arbitration panel ruled… Read the full article >
A growing gulf in the terrain of tobacco control
The theme for World No Tobacco Day on May 31, an annual initiative of WHO and the Secretariat of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), is plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging prohibits the use of logos, colours, and promotional labelling on cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco and gives graphic health warnings more prominence.… Read the full article >
Can Poor Countries Combat Big Tobacco Too?
This year for World No Tobacco Day on May 31 the World Health Organization has recommended that countries adopt plain packaging as a way to reduce tobacco use, however so far mostly only rich countries have been able to afford to implement the changes. read more>