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WHO, WHO FCTC & UNEP Webinar

Fighting tobacco product waste: Holding tobacco industry accountable for its environmental footprint June 2, 2022 – Tobacco control experts, including ASH’s Executive Director Laurent Huber, and environmental advocates from around the world join our roundtable discussion, hosted by the World Health Organization, the WHO FCTC Secretariat, and the UN Environment

Groundbreaking Tobacco Endgame Proposal from FDA on Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes

Groundbreaking Tobacco Endgame Proposal from FDA on Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes ASH Welcomes Biden Administration’s Announcement on Reducing Nicotine WASHINGTON, DC – June 22, 2022 – Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) applauds President Biden and FDA Commissioner Califf for beginning the process to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive

Job Opening in California

ASH is excited to announce a new job opening for a remote Project Coordinator, based out of anywhere in California. The Project Coordinator will be on the frontlines of the tobacco endgame in California, supporting grantee organizations with communications trainings and technical assistance, among other things. This is a 100%

Call for Organizations to Sign On

Black Americans have been intentionally targeted by the tobacco industry for decades. As a result, nearly 9 out of 10 of African Americans that smoke, smoke menthols. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), and the DC Tobacco-Free Coalition are fighting back and calling on

ASH Comment to FDA on Menthol

ASH submitted our comment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 6, 2022, asking them to remove menthol from tobacco products. Read ASH’s comment here> This comment is submitted in response to the FDA’s proposed rule on menthol that was announced following our joint lawsuit with AATCLC, AMA,

Lawsuit Against the FDA Dismissed in Light of Menthol Rulemaking Process

Lawsuit Against the FDA Dismissed in Light of Menthol Rulemaking Process Joint Statement from the Plaintiffs Declaring Victory WASHINGTON, DC – June 1, 2022 –Today, we are pleased to announce that we are dismissing our lawsuit against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A rulemaking process to ban menthol

Report: Tobacco and the Environment

Media Contact: Nichelle Gray (202) 659 – 4310 Our Environment Must be Protected from Tobacco Product Waste New Report from 3 Organizations Highlights European Union, French, and American Progress WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 25, 2022 – Tobacco Product Waste is a completely preventable and controllable environmental disaster. With natural resources

Protect Our Environment

Donate Our Environment Must be Protected from Tobacco Product Waste New Report from 3 Organizations Highlights European Union, French, and American Progress WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 25, 2022 – Tobacco Product Waste is a completely preventable and controllable environmental disaster. With natural resources being depleted and climate change accelerating, governments

Statement on FDA’s Proposed Rule Banning Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor

Media Contact: Megan Arendt 202-390-9513 Statement on FDA’s Proposed Rule Banning Menthol as a Characterizing Flavor Statement of Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, Managing Attorney at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) WASHINGTON, DC – April 28, 2022 – Today, Action on Smoking and Health is thrilled to celebrate the news that the Food

Happy Earth Day!

Most people view cigarettes as a health problem, but they are a huge environmental problem as well.  The tobacco control community is increasingly recognizing the importance of this issue; this year’s theme for World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco: Threat to our environment.” Cigarettes have a negative impact on the

ASH Podcasts

Tobacco Endgame Matters TEM is created and produced by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), Advancing Momentum for a Tobacco-Free California. The podcast is dedicated to conversations focused on how we can achieve and plan for a tobacco-free California using policy and people power. In each episode, we’ll engage subject

Reporter Guide: Tobacco Endgame Policies

With several tobacco endgame (Project Sunset) policies be explored and implemented around the world, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) produced a guide for reporters on the key elements and distinctions of these policies. For any additional questions, contact Megan Arendt, ASH Associate Director of Communications. For more information on

ASH Commends FDA for Finally Starting Process to Save Black Lives

Media Contact: Megan Arendt (202) 659 – 4310 ASH Commends FDA for Finally Starting Process to Save Black Lives Menthol in Cigarettes is a Known Deadly Combination that Must End WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – After many years of delay and a directive from a federal judge, today

Social Justice in Public Health

February 20th is World Day of Social Justice. The UN General Assembly recognizes that “social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and that, in turn, social development and social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace

ASH Thanks Outgoing Board Chair and Welcomes Incoming Board Chair

Media Contact: Megan Arendt (202) 659 – 4310 ASH Thanks Outgoing Board Chair and Welcomes Incoming Board Chair A decade of impact and the hope of more progress to come WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 17, 2022 – Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) extends our deepest gratitude to Dr. Alfred

ASH Welcomes New FDA Commissioner

February 15, 2022 Dear Dr. Califf, Congratulations on your confirmation as the new FDA Commissioner. In addition to sending our congratulations on behalf of our staff and Board, I am writing to introduce our organization, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and also to commend and thank you for your

ASH’s 2022 Priorities

“Health is a fundamental human right indispensable for the exercise of other human rights. Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health conducive to living a life in dignity.” – the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights When we talk about human

End of 2021 Message from ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber

As Susan Sontag once wrote, “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify

Planning

Estate Planning for Peace of Mind

Guest Author: Dr. Carolyn Dresler After recently retiring from income-producing work, I found myself revising my will.   I still volunteer my time for causes of importance to me, like ASH.  So, while I was working on my will, I was similarly thinking about those causes that are important to me

Global Norms

ASH’s Accomplishments in 2021

ASH’s work is based on the principle that the behavior of the tobacco industry – producing, marketing, and selling addictive products that kill when use as intended – violates human rights, such as the right to health, that have been recognized at the highest level through international, regional, and national legal

Human Rights

Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights Through Tobacco Control

Every December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year (2021) the theme is “Equality- Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.” For ASH, this theme is very welcome, as we strive to center our tobacco control work around these principles. This year in particular, ASH has been focused on the intersection