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Aug 02, 2018, 11:25 ET154 Organizations Agree: Tobacco Industry Violates Human Rights

The Cape Town Declaration on Human Rights and a Tobacco-Free World, affirming that the production, marketing and sale of tobacco products is...


Jul 30, 2018, 12:58 ETDr. Cheryl Healton of New York University Joins Action on Smoking and Health Board of Trustees

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH US) is pleased to welcome Dr. Cheryl Healton to its Board of Trustees. Her extensive experience in public health...


Jul 18, 2018, 10:43 ETAddictive, Lethal Consumer Product Will Kill 7 million people in 2018

The evidence in unequivocal: the most widely consumed nicotine delivery product, combustible cigarettes, an addictive and lethal product, kills more...


Jun 28, 2018, 11:58 ETWTO Panel Puts Health Ahead of Tobacco Industry Profits, Says ASH

In a long-awaited and welcome decision, today the World Trade Organization (WTO) found in favor of Australia's regulations for plain - or...


May 30, 2018, 11:11 ETA World Without Tobacco Deaths

Tomorrow is World No Tobacco Day, a day when we remind ourselves of the epidemic of disease and death that the tobacco industry continues to cause....


Feb 22, 2018, 12:27 ETDutch Prosecutor Rejects Tobacco Criminal Case; Many Arguments for Appeal Exist

We are disappointed in the Dutch Public Prosecution Service's (DPPS) decision not to file criminal charges against the tobacco industry. We...


Dec 06, 2017, 10:37 ETLet's Get Rid of Cigarettes, Says ASH

Cigarettes are the only consumer good that kills when used as their manufacturer intends. This has become normal in our society, but it shouldn't be. ...


Oct 26, 2017, 10:17 ETA Future with ZERO Tobacco Deaths

To commemorate 50 years since its formation, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) released a brief report, Action on Smoking and Health: 50 Years...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:12 ET95 Health Groups to Philip Morris International: Stop Selling Cigarettes

The following is being issued by Action on Smoking and Health. Today, 95 organizations from around the globe published an open letter to Philip...


Jul 18, 2017, 10:37 ETTobacco Industry Accused of Murder: Criminal Case Against Tobacco Industry, ASH reports

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) released a new video to draw attention to a Dutch criminal complaint against the tobacco industry for murder,...


May 30, 2017, 10:47 ETAmericans' Health Ranks 43rd Globally, Despite Spending Most on Healthcare

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) released a report, Tobacco in America: Leaving the Vulnerable Behind, highlighting the US.'s failure to live up to ...


May 23, 2017, 10:21 ETASH: Tobacco Production, Marketing Violate Basic Human Rights

After completing a collaboration with Philip Morris International (PMI) to develop a "human rights implementation plan," the Danish Institute for...


Nov 17, 2016, 07:37 ETASH Releases Video to Showcase a New Ending to the Tobacco Story

One person dies every six seconds from a tobacco-related disease. We have the power to change that, to save those friends and family members from...


Jul 12, 2016, 07:33 ETUruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International

After more than six years, Friday morning an arbitration panel ruled against Philip Morris International in its case against the government of...


Apr 06, 2016, 07:30 ETDoes Tobacco Violate Human Rights?

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) heard testimony from experts yesterday on why tobacco should be considered a human rights issue....


Jan 20, 2016, 01:40 ETNew Global Anti-tobacco Leadership

After more than a decade of successful leadership and myriad public health victories, Laurent Huber of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in the U.S. ...


Nov 30, 2015, 08:13 ETVideo Exposé on a Deadly Consumer Product

ASH released a new video, Breaking News Broadcast, to draw attention to the ongoing disease and death caused by the tobacco epidemic. Using a...


Oct 05, 2015, 01:34 ETTobacco Carve-Out in TPP, Major Victory for Public Health

In a major victory for public health, negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement concluded this morning with built-in protections ...


Sep 25, 2015, 02:44 ETUN Officially Recognizes that Tobacco Makes the World Poorer

Today, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan to eradicate global poverty. The goals...


Jun 25, 2015, 07:06 ETObama Can Help End Tobacco Epidemic, Says ASH

President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman have the opportunity to curb the tobacco epidemic forever. The Senate voted to pass...


Jun 16, 2015, 08:03 ET50% of Americans Lack Secondhand Smoke Protection, Says ASH

Many Americans view smoking, and secondhand smoke, as a problem that has mostly been solved, at least in the United States. However, only half of all ...


May 28, 2015, 08:17 ET#GetWrinkles: A Proven Method to Age Your Face

Combining humor and reality, Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) seeks to educate smokers, potential smokers, and their friends on the immediate results ...


Mar 12, 2015, 08:37 ETPlain Packaging For Tobacco Will Become The Global Norm, Says ASH

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Yesterday, Britain's House of Commons overwhelmingly approved a law requiring plain packaging...


Nov 12, 2014, 08:10 ET33 Colleges and Universities "Free from Tobacco Money"

Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) announced today that 33 colleges and universities are being certified "Free from Tobacco Money" in honor of their...


Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ETU.S. No Longer Leads In Tobacco Wars

The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its ...