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.
Tobacco on TV Tied to Adult Smoking Rates
(Reuters Health) – Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the… Read the full article >
Big Tobacco Abroad
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the downside to free trade. …According to the World Health Institute, “nearly 80 percent of the world’s one billion smokers live… Read the full article >
Nigerian Court Upholds Seizure of Cigarettes without Warning Labels
A Federal High Court in Nigeria recently upheld the power of Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to impound products considered to be harmful or that… Read the full article >
50 Years of Tobacco Control
Check out the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s interactive online exhibit highlighting milestones of the last 50 years in tobacco control since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health. View the exhibit here>
U.S. surgeon general calls for end of tobacco epidemic
(Reuters) – Fifty years after the first U.S. surgeon general’s report declared smoking a hazard to human health, the tally of smoking-related effects keeps rising, with liver and colorectal cancers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and even erectile dysfunction joining the list, according to a report released on Friday. The report, the first in more than a… Read the full article >
Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
Report also finds cigarette smoking causes diabetes and colorectal cancer Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today – or one out of every 13 children under age 18 – will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report. Over the last 50 years, more than 20… Read the full article >