In recognition of the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2014, Action on Smoking and Health certified 193 Senators and Representatives “Free from Tobacco Money.” This certification was given to all U.S. Senators and Representatives who have not accepted campaign money from the tobacco industry over the past ten years.
Many Americans believe that the war on tobacco has been won, but the fact is the number of smokers is climbing globally. ASH, in partnership with Legacy, released a new report to examine US tobacco control efforts in the 50 years since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health – viewed through a global lense. Read on>
Guest Editorial by Director Laurent Huber discussing why goals to reduce tobacco use must be included in the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently being negotiated at the United Nations to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Read on>
Young adults make up the largest group of smokers in the US, and they are rarely affected by advertisements about death and lung cancer. So, we worked with some colleagues to reach them in a different way. View the video>
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ASH has been very busy throughout this second quarter of 2014 fighting for your health and the health of your loved ones for generations to come.
It is with all of you in mind that we work tirelessly to stop the tobacco industry and to create a tobacco-free world. Our efforts to educate, advocate, and support treaty negotiations result in tobacco control measures being included in laws at the state and national levels, in international trade agreements, and in global health and economic development goals.
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