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National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking

National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking New Report Released by Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Exposes What Tobacco Industry Wants Ignored Media Contact: Megan Arendt, ASH (202) 390 – 9513 WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 8, 2020 – Philip Morris Tobacco Company’s internal goals for

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National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking

National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking New Report Released by Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Exposes What Tobacco Industry Wants Ignored Media Contact: Megan Arendt, ASH (202) 390 – 9513 WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 8, 2020 – Philip Morris Tobacco Company’s internal goals for

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National Medical Association (NMA) Joins AATCLC, AMA AND ASH IN LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FDA

National Medical Association (NMA) Joins AATCLC, AMA and ASH in Lawsuit Against the FDA Lawsuit seeks to require the FDA to take action on menthol cigarettes Media Contacts: AATCLC: Tracy Brown, 888-881-6619 x105 AMA: Kelly Jakubek, 765-414-3862 ASH: Megan Arendt, 202-390-9513 NMA: Michael Peery, 312-217-2260 WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 3, 2020 – Today,

Finally, the beginning of a paradigm shift that will phase out tobacco use entirely!

Guest Author: Richard A. Daynard University Distinguished Professor of Law President, Public Health Advocacy Institute Northeastern Univeristy School of Law On November 19, 2020 the representative town meeting of the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts voted 139 – 78 to delete references to persons under 21, and add six new words,

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5 Editorials Released in Tobacco Induced Diseases Journal (TID)

In a COVID-free world, many people in tobacco control would have been at the Hague from 9-14 November 2020 for the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), advocating for ever-stronger policies against the tobacco epidemic. The COP was postponed to 2021,

The Netherlands presents plan to reduce tobacco retail outlets

Guest Blog Author: Daniëlle Arnold, Policy Advisor Health Funds for a Smokefree Netherlands (previously the Dutch Alliance for a Smokefree Society)   On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Dutch government announced a plan to significantly reduce the number of tobacco retail outlets in the country. This policy plan builds upon

ASH 2020 Town Hall

Watch the recording here 2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of us, but at ASH, we aren’t letting that slow our progress combatting the tobacco epidemic. Much of our work is bolstered by partner and community support, so as the year winds down, we wanted to take

Webinars During COP Week 2020

The week of November 9 – 13, 2020 was originally the date for global tobacco control advocates, government representatives, and UN agencies to meet at the Hague in the Netherlands to participate in the biannual negotiation for the global tobacco treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Dolgeville, NY: Retail Environment Tobacco Law

Public Hearing: January 2019 Effective: April 2019 Local Law #2 of the year 2019 Steps Have a group of youth educated and engaged in tobacco control Work with the municipalities where the youth live Have a presentation ready for the town and If you are able, engage another community group to

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American Medical Association (AMA) Joins AATCLC & ASH in Lawsuit Against FDA

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) JOINS AATCLC AND ASH IN LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FDA The Timely Lawsuit Highlights the Lack of Protection Endured by Thousands of African Americans From Mentholated Tobacco Products That Should Not be Sold Media Contacts: AATCLC: Tracy Brown, 888-881-6619 x105 AMA: Kelly Jakubek, 765-414-3862 ASH: Megan Arendt,

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ASH Live: Human Rights & Cessation

ASH recently co-authored this BMJ Tobacco Control article on using human rights tools to strengthen cessation. To bring this new approach to more people, we are hosting a short Facebook Live with our Managing Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy and Martin Raw, Director of International Centre for Tobacco Cessation and Visiting Professor

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Why I Fight: John’s Dying Wish

The tobacco industry knows that their products kill when used as intended, and yet, they choose to continue to mass produce, market, and sell cigarettes every single day. No other company or industry does that. John is one of their many victims. And his family is grappling with his loss.

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A Holistic Approach to Human Rights and the Tobacco Epidemic

ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber, Policy Director Chris Bostic, and Managing Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy published an article in the Oxford University Press: Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 22, Issue 6, June 2020, Pages 1054–1055 noting that public health cannot be adequately approached without upholding basic human rights.   Read their

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ASH & AATCLC File Lawsuit Against FDA

This press release was re-issued on September 3rd and December 3rd, 2020 with the addition of the American Medical Association (AMA) and National Medical Association (NMA) as a co-plantiffs. See the latest news release here.   THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TOBACCO CONTROL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (AATCLC) AND ACTION ON SMOKING AND HEALTH

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Essay from Atul, a 10th Grade Student in Chennai, India

Why does this year’s World No Tobacco Day matter to children? By: Atul, Grade X, Chennai, India Every year, 31 May is observed as World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization (WHO)  and this year’s theme is ‘protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and

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Response: States Can Stop Selling Cigarettes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I read with interest Representative Krishnamoorthi’s opinion piece on banning electronic cigarette sales during the pandemic (FDA can boost the coronavirus battle by pausing the sale of e-cigarettes 4/29/20). It might strike some readers as odd that he did not include traditional combustible cigarettes in his call to action, since

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Sign on Letter: Tobacco Industry Pandemic Misinformation

May 8, 2020 Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) joined the public health community in its call to the United Nations (UN) to include the tobacco industry misinformation in the efforts to battle the COVID “misinfodemic.” The call is embodied in a letter dated April 30, 2020 wherein 52 public

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COVID-19 and Tobacco Policy and Communications Toolkit

COVID-19 and Tobacco Policy and Communications Toolkit We are in the midst of an historic pandemic, and governments are taking unprecedented measures to mitigate the death toll. Smokers face a particular challenge – data strongly suggests a significant co-morbidity between smoking and serious complications from exposure to the coronavirus. ASH’s

ASH Statement: The Coronavirus Catch-22 for the Tobacco Industry

  Statement from Action on Smoking and Health The Coronavirus Catch-22 for the Tobacco Industry   Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 659-4310 WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 31, 2020 – As governments close non-essential businesses to maximize social distancing, they face the need to decide just what “essential” means. Tobacco should

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Sheltering in Place – An Opportunity to Finally Quit Smoking

By: Dr. Harry Lando, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota Chris Bostic, Deputy Director for Policy, Action on Smoking & Health   We are living through extraordinary times, and most of us are being forced to reorder our lives without notice. For many, coronavirus means staying

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COVID-19 Resources

[Published March 10, 2020 | Last Updated March 16, 2023] COVID-19 Resources Webinars Quit in Quarantine COVID-19 & Tobacco Co-Morbidity NOT Essential During Lockdowns COVID-19 Resources Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on ASH’s work> Resources on COVID-19 “Congruent results from two analytical approaches support a causal effect of