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.
Obama’s Legacy on Tobacco
President Obama is moving to cement a significant legacy in the fight against smoking. Despite Obama’s own struggles with cigarettes, many public health advocates see… Read the full article >
Racial Politics Flavor Debate Over Banning Menthol Cigarettes
Lorillard Tobacco donated nearly four times as much to Republican candidates as to Democrats in the 2014 congressional elections. No surprise there — most businesses… Read the full article >
ASH 2015 Tobacco Criminal Liability and Tobacco & Human Rights Report Card
ASH’s tobacco criminal liability program was created to investigate the possibility of holding tobacco corporations and their executives criminally liable for the millions of tobacco-related… 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 >