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A Winnable Battle

The CDC identifies reducing tobacco as a “Winnable Battle” because tobacco is a public health priority with “large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.” For ASH, the ability to significantly improve the protection of U.S. citizens from tobacco-related damage, disease, and death is the driver behind our work in public… Read the full article >

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Why Read the ASH Report?

It can be hard for modern Americans to understand the amount of influence and harm US society has suffered as a result of tobacco.  It’s easy to see the disconnect, as it has been over five decades since more than ½ of the men and a 1/3 of the women in the US smoked.  50… Read the full article >

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Facing the Wrong Way

The Chamber of Commerce is undercutting its trade agenda by supporting Big Tobacco. Since early in 2011, much of our attention here at ASH has been focused on the nexus between trade and tobacco, in particular on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). If you have followed this issue, you’ve seen the involvement of public health… Read the full article >

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President Obama’s smoking problem in Malaysia

Malaysia’s government is battling against a smoking epidemic that threatens its young people — and it fears Barack Obama’s big Pacific trade deal will make the health crisis even worse. Read the full Politico article here>

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The Bigger Story of Tobacco Sales

Yesterday’s CVS news is the latest chapter in an 20 year story about neighborhoods fighting retail tobacco access. Click here to learn more>

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Statement of the United States on Menthol

Statement of the United States on Menthol for the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on July 23, 2013 The United States provided a status report in this dispute on July 11, 2013, in accordance with Article 21.6 of the DSU. As the United States has reported to the DSB, U.S. authorities have conferred with interested parties… Read the full article >

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Protect Our Children’s Health Petition

ASH Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013 ASH was pleased to help promote the White House Petition campaign of 24 year old Michigan State graduate Greg Holland.  His petition sought the protection of children from tobacco smoke while riding in vehicles.  Greg began his petition on the White House’s public call for petitions website and collected… Read the full article >

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National Public Health Week 2013

ASH Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013   National Public Health Week (NPHW) took place April 1-7 and this years themes included: Ensuring a safe and healthy home for your family Providing a safe environment for children at school Creating a healthy workplace Protecting you while you’re on the move Empowering a health community   ASH… 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 consumption and hypertension increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Within the framework of World No Tobacco Day, PAHO/WHO warns that these two risk factors cause the most deaths in the region. Washington, D.C., 5 June 2013 (PAHO/WHO) – Tobacco consumption increases the risk of death of people who have high blood pressure. Within the framework of World No Tobacco Day, held every 31 May, the… Read the full article >

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WNTD: The Nightmare Epidemic Created by Tobacco Marketing

Tobacco is a Deadly Product -         Tobacco kills up to half of its users. -         Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of whom more than 5 million are from direct tobacco use and more than 600 000 are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Companies Are Not Public Health Stakeholders, Experts Conclude

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public. They therefore should actively protect their public-health policies on smoking from the commercial interests… Read the full article >

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Smoking Bans Really do Slash Heart Attacks and Strokes, Largest Ever Study Finds

The more stringent the laws, the better the health benefits, American researchers found Hospital admissions for heart attacks fell by 15%, strokes by 16% and those for respiratory diseases such as asthma by 24% Smoking bans dramatically reduce the number of people hospitalised for heart attacks, stroke and respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema, new… Read the full article >

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