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Fact Sheets

ASH Fact Sheets contain information and statistics on a variety of tobacco-related topics.


The ASH Briefings provide supporting evidence for a range of tobacco control measures.

Reports & Submissions

ASH's reports and submissions.

Law Guide

A reference guide to tobacco related legislation, policy and voluntary agreements.

Product Regulation & Harm Reduction

ASH campaigns for harm reduction and product regulation at both the UK and EU level as part of a long-term strategy.

Secondhand Smoke and Smokefree Policies

There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Smokefree laws help protect people from health hazards caused by inhaling secondhand smoke.

Packaging & Labelling

Standardised packaging and large visual health warnings help reduce the appeal of smoking.

Young People & Tobacco

The best way to reduce youth smoking is through comprehensive tobacco control measures that apply to the whole population.

Smoking Cessation & Treatment

Providing stop smoking support is a highly cost effective measure to improve public health.

Taxation & Illicit Trade

Taxing tobacco and initiatives that tackle tobacco smuggling are important levers to reduce smoking and protect public health.

Health Inequalities

Smoking accounts for over half of the difference in risk of premature death between social classes.

Advertising Promotion & Sponsorship

Comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising and promotion are essential for effective tobacco control policies.

Tobacco Industry

This page reveals the tobacco industry's shady actions and unsupported claims.