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A Winnable Battle

The CDC identifies reducing tobacco as a “Winnable Battle” because tobacco is a public health priority with “large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.” For ASH, the a...
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US FCTC Implementation Guide

Click here to read the guide U.S. NO LONGER LEADS IN TOBACCO WARS American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is fal...
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Why Read the ASH Report?

It can be hard for modern Americans to understand the amount of influence and harm US society has suffered as a result of tobacco. It’s easy to see the disconnect, as it has been over five decades since more t...
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A Half Century of Avoidable Death

A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America   Read the full report here> Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death, and while significant progress has been made, international examp...
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Action Review: Second Quarter Edition 2013

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2013 The world lacks protection from tobacco and under 11% of the world's population is protected by comprehensive national smoke-free laws. This year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) th...
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WHO FCTC: The Challenge of Implementation

By Al Munzer Chair, Board of Trustees, Action for Smoking and Health (ASH) The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to globalisation of the tobacco epidemic, and has ...
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What is the FCTC?

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global public health treaty. It is also the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is one ...
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FCA Video Highlights Tobacco Epidemic

A billion people will be killed by tobacco this century. It has been estimated that the tobacco industry makes approximately $6,000 for every death. This must stop! The tobacco treaty is among one of the best t...
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About ASH

Vision  A world free from the harm caused by tobacco. Mission To advocate for innovative legal and policy measures to end the global tobacco epidemic.   About ASH Good policies don’t just hap...

Tobacco Treaty

UN Photo/Gitika Noyes The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Action on Smoking and Health has been instrumental in the success of the global tobacco control treaty by supporting and serv...