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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

ASH’s 2022 Priorities

“Health is a fundamental human right indispensable for the exercise of other human rights. Every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health conducive to living a life in dignity.” – the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights When we talk about human

Sunset Plans

Click here to view our: Reporter Guide to Tobacco Endgame Policies Progress on Tobacco Endgame Around the World United States – As of January 1, 2021 Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, CA implemented their bans on the sale of tobacco products. Read ASH’s statement here. – At least a dozen other cities

Letter: 154 Organizations Call for Phasing Out Sales of Combustible Tobacco Products

[en Français | en Español] 154 Organizations Call for Phasing Out Sales of Combustible Tobacco Products The lessons learned in 2020 from the bold actions taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic provide an opportunity to consider equally bold actions that will be required to tackle other global health pandemics. The undersigned organizations

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’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

Project Sunset

Project Sunset: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Visit our main Project Sunset USA webpage here> Sign up for Alerts on Global Project Sunset here> Is this legal? Yes, national governments have the power to end the sale of tobacco products. In some countries, local jurisdictions do as well. Isn’t this prohibition? No, this is about phasing out

Join the Global Sunset Initiative

Stay Updated on Global Action – November 2020 – The Netherlands presents plan to reduce tobacco retail outlets – August 2020 – Why Tasmanian retailers stop selling tobacco and implications for tobacco control – 2020 – Malone & Smith: An argument for phasing out the sale of cigarettes – September

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


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