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

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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ASH Briefing on smoke drift in the home and workplace

Provides guidance on tackling tobacco smoke entering the home from other premises.

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