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Oct 26, 2017, 10:17 ET A 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 ET 95 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 ET Tobacco 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 ET Americans' 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...


May 23, 2017, 10:21 ET ASH: 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 ET ASH 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 ET Uruguay 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 ET Does 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...


Jan 20, 2016, 13:40 ET New 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...


Nov 30, 2015, 08:13 ET Video 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, 13:34 ET Tobacco 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...


Nov 12, 2014, 08:10 ET 33 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...


Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET U.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...


Jun 03, 2014, 09:00 ET A Half Century Of Avoidable Death

 A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by...


May 29, 2014, 12:16 ET 193 Members of Congress "Free from Tobacco Money"

Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), an organization devoted to creating a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease, and death both...


Dec 05, 2013, 17:11 ET Public Health Groups Agree: Carve Tobacco Out of Trade

The following is a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and other organizations (undersigned): Dear...


Aug 19, 2013, 13:38 ET Obama goes to bat for Big Tobacco in the TPP, Says Action on Smoking and Health

The Obama Administration has backed down from a proposal revealed 15 months ago to protect health from Big Tobacco under the Trans-Pacific...


Oct 16, 2012, 08:30 ET ASH: Big Tobacco Buys Big Political Influence

Money is doled out to both sides of the aisle The tobacco industry has always been a major player in congressional campaigns, but a new...


Jun 11, 2007, 01:00 ET According to John F. Banzhaf III of Action on Smoking and Health, Supreme Court Hits Big Tobacco Hard in Pocketbook, Opens Doors to Much Bigger Verdicts in State Courts

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court opened the door to much bigger verdicts against the major tobacco companies in...