The Right to Health and Cessation

…the importance of incorporating cessation support in existing tobacco control work and beyond. The Right to Health The right to health was first internationally articulated in the 1946 World Health

August 13, 2021

Tobacco and Human Rights Hub

April 22, 2021

Using International Tools to Fight Menthol

…on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) includes requirements to ensure that all people have the right to public health. Tobacco violates numerous human rights, but most…

November 19, 2020

Social Media

…Facebook @ASHglobalAction. Also, consider using the hashtags #TobaccoViolation and #HumanRights to share the message with a broader audience. Images on Human Rights and Tobacco Videos on Human Rights and Tobacco…

March 21, 2019

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

…existing United Nations mechanisms and processes working on issues of business and human rights, chapeau includes references to human rights, right to health Read more… FCTC/COP7(29) Delhi Declaration 2016 –…

February 5, 2019

Parallel issues

right to health in section 3. Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013– The NCD GAP includes a human rights based approach to addressing NCDs. There…

February 5, 2019

Learning resources

…of Human Rights This report explores the relationship between health and human rights in relation to women’s and children’s health. 25 Questions & Answers on Health & Human Rights The…

February 5, 2019

Academic articles

right is strong. Existing international human rights treaties, chiefly the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, recognize a human right to health alongside several other rights that speak…

February 5, 2019

Using Human Rights Arguments in Litigation

health, and human rights at the federal, state, and local level of government, please visit ASH’s pages on Using International Tools to Fight Menthol and International Human Rights Treaty Bodies….

February 5, 2019

Regional Mechanisms

…the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the Right to Health, Tobacco Industry Interference, and on Tobacco in the Americas. This was the first time that tobacco was brought…

February 5, 2019

International Human Rights Treaty Bodies

…public health. Tobacco violates numerous human rights, but most notably, the right to health. The U.S. has ratified CERD, so CERD is U.S. law. Click the button above to learn…

February 5, 2019

The Human Rights Council and Universal Periodic Review

…control. Human Rights Council Sessions Supporting Human Rights and Tobacco Control Thirty-Seventh Session: Official Observer Status 2018 – Promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030…

February 5, 2019

Global Mechanisms – The United Nations

…of NCDs 2013 – The NCD GAP includes a human rights based approach to addressing NCDs. There are several references to human rights and the right to health throughout the…

February 5, 2019

Tobacco and Human Rights Basics

…by ASH with our colleagues that explains briefly why tobacco is a human rights violation and what advocates can do! Linking Tobacco and Human Rights ASH Human Rights Resource Guide…

February 5, 2019

Tobacco and Human Rights Hub

Advocacy Tools for the Fight for the Right to Health When people think of tobacco, they often think of it as a public health problem, but it is a human…

February 5, 2019

The Right to Health and Cessation

The marketing and sale of tobacco products violate the right to health and life of all people globally ICTC is the lead author of this Cessation Report with ASH on the importance of incorporating cessation support in existing tobacco control work and beyond. The Right to Health The right to health was first internationally articulated [...] August 13, 2021

Tobacco and Human Rights Hub

April 22, 2021

Social Media

Below are images and videos for use on social media. Please use them to share your support for addressing tobacco control through a human rights lens by posting these resources and tagging ASH on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @ASHorg and on Facebook @ASHglobalAction. Also, consider using the hashtags #TobaccoViolation and #HumanRights to share the message [...] March 21, 2019

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first public health treaty. It was negotiated as the world's response to the global tobacco epidemic. The FCTC was completed in 2003, and has now been joined by 180 countries and the European Community. READ MORE ABOUT THE FCTC HERE When writing the WHO [...] February 5, 2019

Parallel issues

There are numerous other issues that provide legal or political precedent that can be applied to tobacco and human rights. EnvironmentEnvironmental Issues that are Indirectly Relevant to Tobacco Climate Litigation against Companies: An Overview of Legal Arguments2018- The Business and Human Rights Resource Center tracked 14 climate lawsuits against fossil fuel companies around the world. [...] February 5, 2019

Learning resources

There are many tools to assist advocates in becoming more well-versed in the area of human rights. Below are some helpful resources. How to Report to Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the UPR ASH Human Rights Resource Guide ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like to get involved in [...] February 5, 2019

Regional Mechanisms

In addition to global mechanisms and international human rights treaty bodies, there are several regional bodies. They are responsible for the human rights in their respective regions, and therefore, can be very useful for advocates living and working in those regions. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is [...] February 5, 2019

Global Mechanisms – The United Nations

This global mechanisms section encompasses official documents including resolutions, statements, letters, and more that pertain to tobacco control and human rights at the international level, but do not fall under a human rights treaty body. UN Statements, Resolutions and Declarations Relevant to Tobacco Control and Human RightsUN Statements on Non-Communicable Diseases Global Action Plan for [...] February 5, 2019

Tobacco and Human Rights Basics

ASH Human Rights Resource Guide ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like to get involved in human rights reporting at the national level. It provides an overview of how to report to human rights treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review ASH Resource Guide – French ASH Resource Guide […]

February 5, 2019

Tobacco and Human Rights Hub

Advocacy Tools for the Fight for the Right to Health When people think of tobacco, they often think of it as a public health problem, but it is a human rights problem as well. The marketing and sale of tobacco violate the right to health and life of people all around the world. ASH has […]

February 5, 2019