Briefings



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

Briefing Date published/last updated
The implementation of smokefree prisons in England and Wales November 2018
Local authority pension funds and investments in the tobacco industry February 2018
10 years of smokefree legislation: the facts July 2017
Changes to tobacco regulations 2017 May 2017
Standardised Tobacco Packaging April 2017
Key dates in the history of anti-tobacco campaigning February 2017
Impact of “Brexit” on UK Tobacco Control legislation August 2016
Health inequalities and smoking June 2016
The impact of the EU Tobacco Products Directive on e-cigarette regulation in the UK April 2016
Joint briefing: Managing nicotine withdrawal in police custody April 2016
Smoking and surgery April 2016
ASH Briefing on electronic cigarettes February 2016
Developing a policy on contact with the tobacco industry January 2015
Foster care, adoption and smoking January 2016
Will you permit or prohibit e-cigarette use on your premises? October 2015
lllicit Tobacco: What is the tobacco industry trying to do? May 2015
Foster care, adoption and electronic cigarettes July 2014
Tobacco Displays at the Point of Sale December 2013
Industry claims on point of sale display March 2012
Local authority pension funds and investments in the tobacco industry January 2012
Tobacco Vending Machines December 2011
Smoke drift in the home and workplace December 2011

Foster care, adoption and smoking


A joint briefing from ASH and the Fostering Network. Jan. 2016

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Will you permit or prohibit e-cigarette use on your premises?


This briefing has been produced by ASH and CIEH following approaches by organisations considering permitting or prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes by their staff, clients or customers, or generally on their premises.  

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lllicit Tobacco: What is the tobacco industry trying to do?


ASH Briefing –  Illicit Tobacco: What is the tobacco industry trying to do? Produced for World No Tobacco Day, May 2015, the briefing reports on the tobacco industry’s conflicting positions on the illicit trade.

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Foster care, adoption and electronic cigarettes


A joint briefing from ASH and the Fostering Network.

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ASH Briefing on Tobacco Displays at the Point of Sale


Research shows that Point of Sale (PoS) display has a direct impact on young people’s smoking. In 2006, almost half (46%) of UK teenagers were aware of tobacco display at PoS and those professing an intention to smoke were more likely to recall brands that they had seen at the point of sale.

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ASH Briefing: Industry claims on point of sale display


This briefing debunks the various claims made to try and discredit the tobacco products display ban.

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ASH Briefing: Local authority pension funds and investments in the tobacco industry


This briefing is a position statement by Action on Smoking and Health and FairPensions which aims to inform stakeholders in local authority pensions, including councillors, pension fund members, local taxpayers and pension fund trustees.

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ASH Briefing on Tobacco Vending Machines


The sale of tobacco products from vending machines became illegal in England from 1 October 2011. This briefing explains the background to the law and why it was introduced.

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