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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

MDPI: Towards Quantifiable Metrics Warranting Industry-Wide Corporate Death Penalties

Professor Joshua Pearce, the Richard Witte Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a Professor cross-appointed in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Michigan Technological University, wrote the following article in December 2018 and it was Published February

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

Beverly Hills City Council Meeting – May 7, 2019

Once again, the Beverly Hills City Council voiced unanimous support for phasing out the sale of tobacco products in their community. Dedicated to the health of their residents, the Council is looking to move swiftly with a 1st reading of the ordinance on May 21, 2019 and a 2nd reading


Insight from a 6th Grader in Connecticut

Below are an essay and video ASH received from a 6th grader known as A.C.R.S. at Weston Middle School in Weston, CT. She argues a strong and well-cited case like a seasoned veteran in our field, simplifying an often challenging program of work to convince her readers of the strong

Beverly Hills Study Session – February 5, 2019

The Beverly Hills City Council has voiced unanimous support for ending the sale of tobacco products in their city. Currently the city’s Health and Safety Commission is researching policy options to achieve that goal. They will report back to the council in the next few months. A final ordinance is

Academic articles

This is a non-exhaustive list of scholarly writings on the subjects of tobacco control and human rights. General Human Rights Articles What is a Human-Rights Based Approach to Health and does it Matter? 2008- Leslie London A human rights approach to health is critical to address growing global health inequalities.

Statement on Hawaii Phasing Out Cigarette Sales

Statement from ASH Executive Director Laurent Huber Monday, February 4, 2019 ASH fully supports Hawaii’s proposal to phase cigarettes out of the Hawaiian market by 2024.  Cigarettes are highly engineered nicotine delivery devices designed to be as addictive as possible, and as a result, they kill half of their long term


FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes. Why not all cigarettes?

Media Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 659 – 4310 WASHINGTON, DC – November 15, 2018 – This week FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his intention to begin the process for banning the sale of menthol cigarettes. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) applauds this move. Menthol was left out of

Project Sunset

Phase Out the Commercial Sale of Cigarettes

Project Sunset is an ASH-led global campaign to convince policy makers to phase out the sale of commercial combustible tobacco products. It is focused entirely on the sale, not individual possession or use. The campaign includes efforts to address the social, political, and structural factors that sustain the smoking epidemic,