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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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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,

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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,

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

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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 & 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

ASH Webinar Series

ASH began this webinar series as the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 to fill an information gap that existed. We’ve continued the series to provide a platform for credible partners to share their timely research and resources. These webinars are NOT intended for anyone affiliated with the tobacco industry

Statement from ASH Board Chair & Executive Director

Statement from ASH Board Chair Dr. Alfred Munzer and ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber Currently our country is engulfed in two crises, one caused by a virus and one by centuries of inequities and injustice that, as a society, we have neither fixed nor honestly faced. As you know, human rights

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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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ASH Statement: Dutch Parliament Moves to Drastically Reduce Tobacco Sales

Statement from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Dutch Parliament Moves to Drastically Reduce Tobacco Sales Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 659-4310 THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – MARCH 3, 2020 – Earlier today, the Dutch House of Representatives passed a bill designed to significantly reduce the number of retail outlets for

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Nonprofit Sues JUUL, Alleges Labeling on E-Cigarette Product Is Misleading

Nonprofit Sues JUUL, Alleges Labeling on E-Cigarette Product Is Misleading JUULpods’ “5.0% Nicotine Strength” and “3.0% Nicotine Strength” Labels Mislead Consumers About Amount of Nicotine Delivered by Popular E-Cigarette Product, Complaint Alleges MEDIA CONTACTS: Megan Arendt, 202-659-4310, arendtm@ash.org Rolando A. Andrewn, 202-258-2202, rolando@breathedc.org Washington, D.C. – January 21, 2020 –

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ASH’s Accomplishments in 2019

ASH has a three-pronged approach to end the tobacco epidemic. Each program can end the tobacco epidemic on its own, and combined, our programs will chip away at the tobacco industry from every angle to speed up the end of tobacco-related deaths. We’ve broken down our success in each program,

Groups Call on ILO to Reject Tobacco Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Groups Call on ILO to Reject Tobacco Funding Bangkok (30 October, 2019)— Global public health groups called on the ILO Governing Body to reject tobacco donations and tap tobacco taxes as funding source; as well as to espouse strict regulations on labor standards in order to eliminate

New Report Highlights Tobacco Industry Meddling to Weaken Public Health Policy

Media Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 390 – 9513 New Report Highlights Tobacco Industry Meddling to Weaken Public Health Policy The Tobacco (Including Vaping) Industry Cannot be a Stakeholder in Regulating its Products WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 9, 2019 – U.S. Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2019, a report published by