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Video Exposé on a Deadly Consumer Product

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Arendt, 202-659-4310 Email: arendtm@ash.org Video Exposé on a Deadly Consumer Product Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) releases parody video exposing #1 cause of preventable death WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 30, 2015 – ASH released a new video, Breaking News Broadcast, to draw attention to the ongoing disease and death caused… Read the full article >

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Breaking News Broadcast

Download Press Kit Here> An exposé on one product causing death worldwide As you saw in the video, Big Tobacco uses their super villain tactics to market and sell a deadly consumer product. Here are some life-saving strategies that ASH, together with your help, uses to work toward the end of the tobacco epidemic.  … Read the full article >

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Smoked meat is NOT as dangerous as smoked tobacco

Most regular readers of the ASH blog will have heard the news from the World Health Organization (WHO) that smoked and preserved meats are now known carcinogens. Far too many news outlets, eager to sensationalize, have announced this news with headlines such as: Bacon, ham and sausages ‘as big a cancer threat as smoking’.[1] To… Read the full article >

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Why we need to tax tobacco

Let’s be clear.  Tobacco use, and its negative health, social and economic impact, is not a global problem that is simply going away. As documented in a recent study, despite significant reductions in the estimated prevalence of daily smoking observed at the global level for both men and women since 1980, the actual number of… Read the full article >

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Released: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015

The WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015 has been released. It is available here>

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A Half Century of Avoidable Death

A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America   Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death, and while significant progress has been made, international examples help to illustrate steps that could be taken by the United States to curb this epidemic. “Avoidable Death” considers U.S. tobacco control activities with regard to six articles from… Read the full article >

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WHO Report Demonstrates Need for Higher Tobacco Taxes

Most effective measure is the most under-utilized WASHINGTON, DC. 10 July – A report released today by the World Health Organization concludes that tax and price measures are the “least-achieved” of a global menu of regulations to combat the growing tobacco epidemic, in spite of overwhelming evidence that higher tobacco taxes are the most effective… Read the full article >

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HBO Vice: Tobaccoland

ASH Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013 ASH Deputy Director for Policy Chris Bostic was featured in the HBO Vice program Tobaccoland which aired on May 17th, 2013.  The program explores the overwhelming prevalence of the tobacco industry and tobacco use in Indonesia where it is virtually unregulated.  More than half of the male population smoke, television… Read the full article >

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66th World Health Assembly (WHA)

ASH Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013   ASH is pleased to report that the world made good progress at the recent meeting of health ministers from around the globe (The 66th World Health Assembly or WHA). The 66th WHA adopted a Global Action Plan and agreed to a set of targets to curb the rise… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Treaty

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Action on Smoking and Health has been instrumental in the success of the global tobacco control treaty by supporting and serving as the secretariat for the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) from 2000 – 2015. The FCA is a unique confederation of civil society organizations that includes more… Read the full article >

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Programs

ASH takes action against the tobacco epidemic on a global scale. The tobacco industry does not limit itself to a geographic area, and neither can we. Our goal is to see U.S. tobacco control through a global lens, and to see global tobacco control through a U.S. lens. Click on the program areas below for more… Read the full article >

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