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Support For U.S. FDA’s Menthol Ban

There is vast global support for the U.S. to ban menthol cigarettes, as several countries have already done. The University of Bath’s Tobacco Tactics website lists all the other countries that have banned menthol and when. Statements Issued in Support of the FDA’s April 29, 2021 Announcement Congressional Black Caucus:

Statement on FDA’s Response in Favor of Banning Menthol

Statement on FDA’s Response in Favor of Banning Menthol Statement of Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, Managing Attorney at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) WASHINGTON, DC – April 29, 2021 –Today, we celebrate with all Americans that the Food and Drug Administration took a powerful step towards banning menthol and saving lives,

97 Organizations Agree, UN Human Rights Committee Must Address Menthol

Media Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202)390-9513 97 Organizations Agree, UN Human Rights Committee Must Address Menthol Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) leads 97 organizations from around the world in this public health appeal to end racial discrimination Washington, DC – April 21, 2021 – Today, as we continue to

Tobacco Companies Racially Discriminate Against Minorities

 Tobacco use disproportionately affects many marginalized populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, who have a long and documented history of being aggressively targeted by the tobacco industry. ASH supports those who categorize the tobacco industry’s aggressive marketing as institutional racism. Read more on that here> You might be thinking,

The Impact of COVID-19 on ASH

Before COVID-19, ASH already had a flexible work environment where all staff were encouraged to have a work from home set up, complete with our main phone line forwarding to cell phones. So when the world went remote, ASH staff didn’t miss a beat from their established home offices. That

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Menthol Marketing Exposes Institutional Racism

Guest Blog Author: Michael Schwalbe, Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University When it comes to destroying Black lives, no modern American institution can match the tobacco industry. It isn’t just that 45,000 Black Americans die of tobacco-related diseases every year; it isn’t just that tobacco use is the

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WCTOH – Tobacco and Human Rights

Written by Laurent Huber, Executive Director of Action on Smoking & Health and WCTOH Advisory Board Member 25 February 2021 In addition to being a Development challenge, the tobacco epidemic is also increasingly being identified as an obstacle to achieving human rights objectives that have been recognized at the highest

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ASH Statement: U.S. Rejoins the World Health Organization

Statement of Laurent Huber, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health Washington, DC – January 21, 2021 – Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) applauds President Biden for rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), within hours of taking the oath of office. Membership in the WHO is important at any

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Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, California Make History for Public Health

Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, California Make History for Public Health Their Ordinances to Ban the Sale of Commercial Tobacco are in Effect Today Media Contact: Megan Arendt (202) 390 – 9513 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 5, 2020 – On January 1st, two small cities in California made giant strides

End of 2020 Message from ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber

Twelve months ago, most of us would not have expected to see the world brought down to its knees by a virus that swept through the year killing more than 1.6 million people and halting local economies. This pandemic has placed the topic of health front and center in the

ASH’s Accomplishments in 2020

ASH’s work is based on the principle that the behavior of the tobacco industry, marketing and selling lethal and addictive products, violates human rights.  As such, we carry out 4 key areas of work: (1) Phasing out the commercial sale of tobacco products (aka Project Sunset), (2) Using the law

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Why I Fight: To End Blogs Like This

I don’t want to be writing this.  It makes it real. I miss my mom so much; I don’t want it to be real. I’m Carol. My mom died of cancer caused by a lifetime of smoking. She started smoking even before the Surgeon General’s notice went on a pack

Human Rights Day 2020

Happy Human Rights Day! December 10th is International Human Rights Day, in observation of the day that the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document set out, for the first time, the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being. Tobacco, and

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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,

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