Tag Archives: tobacco
The harmful impacts of smoking go well beyond each individual smoker. Cigarettes have a negative impact on the environment throughout their entire life cycle – from growing the tobacco to disposing of the butts. ASH blogs have highlighted several of the environmental harms of tobacco, including cigarette butt pollution. In honor of Earth Day 2016,… Read the full article >
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Arendt Office: 202-659-4310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Does Tobacco Violate Human Rights? Inter-American Commission Ponders Question WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 6, 2016 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) heard testimony from experts yesterday on why tobacco should be considered a human rights issue. The thematic hearing, held at the Organization… Read the full article >
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: ASH: Megan Arendt / ArendtM@ash.org O’Neill Institute: Karen Teber / Km463@georgetown.edu FIC Argentina: Patricia Gutkowski/ email@example.com WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2016) — For the first time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights takes up tobacco use as a human rights issue during a hearing on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The tobacco… Read the full article >
The evidence is clear: smoking is horrible for your health, and quitting benefits not only your health, but your wallet. These things are fairly obvious, and non-smokers often ask the same question: “Why don’t smokers quit?” In fact, about 70% of all smokers want to quit. In any given year, nearly half try to quit.… Read the full article >
ASH joins allies to demand that the U.S. Department of Justice open an investigation on British American Tobacco (BAT)’s alleged corruption in East Africa.
On April 5, 2016, Action on Smoking and Health and two of our partner organizations, Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón Argentina and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, will present to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the Right to Health, Tobacco Industry Interference, and on Tobacco in the Americas. This… Read the full article >
As the first primary elections begin, you are probably thinking about a lot of factors when considering who to vote for. But have you thought about how tobacco plays into the election? Many people consider tobacco a public health issue, so when voting, your candidate’s support for tobacco control legislation may be an important factor.… Read the full article >