ASH in Action
Left unchecked, tobacco will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has a long history of taking action against tobacco use and its devastating health and economic impact on people and communities around the globe. For more than 40 years, ASH’s goal of a tobacco-free world has remained constant.
The tobacco epidemic is global and so must be the solutions. From advocating for bans on cigarette advertising and smoking in public spaces to challenging the influence of the multinational tobacco industry—ASH takes action on a global scale.
In a first, Mass. town may prohibit tobacco sales
The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a… Read the full article >
Results! Tobacco Treaty Success
The latest round of negotiations for the global tobacco treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), held in Moscow ended this past… Read the full article >
Malaysia Defends Tobacco Control in TPP & FCTC
Almost 200 countries signed the World Health Organisation’s Tobacco Control Convention and are obliged to take measures to curb tobacco use. But the industry has… Read the full article >
50 Years of Tobacco Control
Check out the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s interactive online exhibit highlighting milestones of the last 50 years in tobacco control since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health. View the exhibit here>
U.S. surgeon general calls for end of tobacco epidemic
(Reuters) – Fifty years after the first U.S. surgeon general’s report declared smoking a hazard to human health, the tally of smoking-related effects keeps rising, with liver and colorectal cancers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and even erectile dysfunction joining the list, according to a report released on Friday. The report, the first in more than a… Read the full article >
Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
Report also finds cigarette smoking causes diabetes and colorectal cancer Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today – or one out of every 13 children under age 18 – will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report. Over the last 50 years, more than 20… Read the full article >