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(Nov. 12-17, 2012 / Seoul, Korea) The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the WHO FCTC and is comprised of all Parties to the Convention. It keeps under regular review the implementation of the Convention and takes the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation, and may also adopt protocols, annexes… Read the full article >
WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 10, 2012) Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), one of the nation’s oldest anti-tobacco organizations devoted to the tobacco related epidemic, has launched a new website and brand to reflect its new vision and mission. While ASH’s core work of combating the death and disease caused by tobacco remains unchanged, its methods… Read the full article >
ASH calls on President Obama to Immediately Submit FCTC for Ratification, 8 Years After U.S. Signed Agreement
WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 8, 2012) Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) calls on President Obama to immediately submit the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to the Senate for ratification. The United States signed the FCTC in 2004, but 8 years and 2 administrations later it still languishes in the White House. Meanwhile, the instrument has been… Read the full article >
WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 7, 2012) Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) will address global health governance issues impacting the tobacco related epidemic at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health that opens in Kansas City, Wed Aug. 15. The Conference—held every 18 months—brings together researchers, advocates and regulatory officials from all over the United States to share… Read the full article >
ASH works to end the global disease, damage and death caused by tobacco. We accomplish this by educating the public and decision makers, tracking tobacco industry actions, and working for strong public policies at the local, national and global levels. ASH works closely with its allies to ensure that the public health community addresses the… Read the full article >
As the U.S. and other western countries took action against tobacco, the industry went global to continue making money off of the misery of its consumers. In order to counter this disease’s vector – the tobacco industry – ASH decided to take the fight global as well. There is much left to do both at… Read the full article >
ASH works with a network of allies in the United States to continue progress in fighting tobacco here at home. Often, we can bring fresh expertise and evidence to bear from progressive efforts in foreign countries. ASH also fights tobacco industry efforts to roll back local progress through litigation, especially trade agreements, and exposes Big… Read the full article >
(Aug. 15-17, 2012 / Kansas City, Mo.) ASH will be taking part in this year’s National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) as both a presenter and exhibitor. The NCTOH is an important forum for those in the tobacco control community to exchange ideas, learn how to improve tobacco control programs and renew our commitment… Read the full article >
ASH does not have the resources to provide individualized legal services. We are a member of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, which can often point individuals to legal help in their community or point them to class action lawsuits.
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There are several ways you can renew your support to ASH. Online: visit www.ash.org and make your donation with your credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button and choose from our easy options (one-time, weekly, monthly or annual credit card donation). Mail: Submit your donation to: Action on Smoking and Health Attention: Development… Read the full article >
If you have any questions or updates to your personal information please contact the Development Department at HQ@ash.org or call us between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm EST at (202) 659-4310 and we will be happy to assist you.
The tobacco industry is extremely multinational, and has a history of playing one country off of another to dissuade governments from implementing strong tobacco controls. A treaty increases the political will of governments to do the right thing, and helps in legal defense when they are sued by industry or industry-dominated foreign governments. In addition,… Read the full article >
There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke, and there is no legal right to smoke. ASH supports smoking bans wherever innocent bystanders will be impacted by secondhand smoke. In addition to the danger of inhaling smoke, cigarette butts are the leading single cause of litter in parks and beaches. Cigarette butts are… Read the full article >
ASH cannot represent individual clients, and is not a law firm handling class action suits. You should consult with an attorney in your state specializing in torts. In many cases, the initial consultation is free, and a local attorney should have information on current class action suits.
You do have rights. ASH is a member of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. TCLC has produced an excellent summary of your rights and how to exercise them at http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-condos-2009_0.pdf.
An e-cigarette is a device that uses electricity from a small battery to vaporize a tobacco-containing solution, producing a vapor that is inhaled. The vapor includes nicotine, the addictive chemical found in other tobacco products, and the e-cigarette is designed to look like a cigarette. While e-cigarette manufacturers claim that their products are safe, they… Read the full article >