Political will is one of the most important aspects of tobacco control. In addition to your financial support, we need your help to convince decision makers that tobacco is an urgent problem. The solutions are largely known, we only need to find the will to do what we know is right.
Write a letter to your Senator and President Obama urging them to ratify the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Learn more about this issue >
The industry has increasingly used trade courts to thwart tobacco regulation. The solution is simple – tobacco is a unique product, and should be exempted from trade and investment agreements. Click here for a sample letter asking President Obama to carve-out tobacco from the TransPacific Partnership and all other trade agreements. Learn more about this issue >
TOBACCO INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTIONS
The tobacco industry has always been a major player in congressional campaigns. The ASH tobacco industry campaign contribution map shows just how pervasive tobacco money is in politics. Click here for a sample letter urging your Senator/Representative to refuse tobacco industry contributions.