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.
Tony Gwynn’s Family Sues Tobacco Industry, Seeking Recourse Over Fatal Habit
The family of Tony Gwynn, a baseball Hall of Famer who died of salivary gland cancer in 2014, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against the… Read the full article >
Insurer AXA to pull out of tobacco investments
French insurer AXA plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry, citing the impact of smoking on public health, and said it plans to sell… Read the full article >
Tobacco Firms Lose Court Challenge Over Packaging
The tobacco industry lost its High Court challenge to the UK government’s regulations on standardised “plain” cigarette packaging. Read more>
Kids Overexposed to Cigarettes in Video Games
Hundreds of video games come out every year. Avid gamers have at least 326 news ones to look forward to in 2016. If previous years are any indication, many of these games will contain images of cigarettes and tobacco use. Experts worry they could lead young people, who clock hours a day playing video games,… 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 >