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Action Review: Fourth Quarter 2022

…Leung Receives Project Sunset Award for Courage in Public Health ASH Statement: ASH Welcomes Protection from Flavored Tobacco Products in California Synopsis and Prospects: UN Plastics Pollution Treaty Negotiations Podcast…

Day 1: UN Plastics Pollution Treaty Negotiations

…an historic day in the history of environmental protection. At 10:00am local time, the first round of negotiations for the global plastics pollution treaty got under way. Whether it was…

UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution

…many people who smoke would quit rather than switch to filter-less cigarettes. Cigarette filters do not add any level of protection for the consumers’ health – that is a common…

ASH Webinar Series

…available here. Environmental Law as a Vehicle for Protection from Secondhand Smoke March 10, 2022 – Watch the recording of our Webinar: Environmental Law as a Vehicle for Protection from…

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COVID-19 Resources

…Dr. Wendy Max (Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF). Slides are available here. Environmental Law as a Vehicle for Protection from Secondhand Smoke March 10, 2022…

Achievements

ASH’s Accomplishments in 2019

…ASH promoted tobacco control as an example of “effective methods to foster cooperation between local government and local stakeholders for the effective promotion and protection of human rights.”   ASH…

Parallel issues

…local governments can implement international environmental agreements. Parallels can be drawn to human rights agreements that impact tobacco control. Cleaning Up the Mess: Children‘s Rights and Environmental Protection 2016- A…

Academic articles

…control of tobacco is a powerful tool in the protection of the rights of women and children. Human rights and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Mutually Reinforcing Systems 2011-…

Regional Mechanisms

…the WHO Regional Office for Europe released the following report on protecting children from tobacco in the area. A key message of this report was that “Most children in the…

A human rights approach to tobacco control

…to life, right to health, right to education, children’s rights, women’s rights, and many others. For example, the tobacco industry often targets their marketing to specific populations based on gender,…

New Report: Tobacco in America

…and Control of NCDs and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a result, many Americans are not enjoying an equal level of protection experienced by citizens of other…

Letter to NYC Council

…to decide whether or not living in a building that allows smoking is an acceptable level of risk to their health and that of their children. The disclosure that this…

Argentine Supreme Court upholds tobacco marketing ban

…among the most effective measures to reduce tobacco consumption. The main impact of these policies is directly related to the prevention of cigarette consumption among children and adolescents –the main…

Tobacco & Human Rights in Latin America

…rights. There are other options as well: an argument could be made that tobacco control laws do not provide equal protection for particularly vulnerable groups (for example, children). A case…

Action Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013

…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…

Protect Our Children’s Health Petition

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 the first 150 signatures needed…

Protect Our Children’s Health

…are facing technical issues signing the petition! American children deserve the same level of protection as Canadian children. Let’s work together to keep our children healthy! Sincerely, ASH Team  …

Tobacco Firms ‘Must Accept Damage’

…in Ireland banning smoking in cars carrying children under 16, adding it was a “child protection issue”. The law could be enacted later this year. Since February 1st all cigarettes…