Submissions



Each year ASH makes a number of submissions to government, parliamentary committees and other inquiries and consultations related to tobacco and smoking both in the UK and internationally.

ASH response to National Housing Federation’s Together with Tenants Plan and Charter consultation


In April 2019 ASH responded to the National Housing Federation’s consultation on their newly developed Together with Tenants Charter and Plan which sought to strengthen relationships between housing associations and their tenants and residents. ASH’s response focused on the importance of housing associations ensuring cases of smoke drift are properly dealt with through clear and […]

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ASH submission to the Professor Sir Mike Richards National Cancer Screening Review


In April 2019 ASH submitted evidence to the Professor Sir Mike Richards National Cancer Screening Review. ASH’s response focused on the importance of risk-stratified lung cancer screening, the need to ensure smoking cessation support is embedded in every stage of the lung cancer screening pathway and on the funding and IT requirements needed for this […]

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ASH response the Health and Social Care Committee NHS Long Term Plan legislative proposals inquiry


In April 2019, ASH responded to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Inquiry into the legislative proposals made to support the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. ASH’s submission focused on the importance of fully funded smoking cessation support, how this would support the Long Term Plan’s ambitions and why mandating local authority Stop […]

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ASH response to The Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019 consultation


See ASH’s consultation response on the draft secondary legislation of the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019. Download the response here

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ASH submission to DHSC Green Paper consultation on the vision for prevention 2019


ASH’s submission in March 2019 to the consultation on the Green Paper which will develop the Secretary of State’s vision for prevention was endorsed by 16 other leading medical and public health organisations and health charities. The submission endorsed the APPG on Smoking and Health report and recommendations which can be read here and sets out […]

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ASH response to MHCLG’s consultation on Business Rates Retention Reform


In February 2019 ASH responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s consultation on the proposal to reform the way local authorities in England are funded. ASH’s response was focused on the potential impact of the proposals on public health and the likelihood of the proposed reforms to exacerbate health inequalities. February 2019 […]

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ASH and ASH Scotland joint response to RCPCH Effects of indoor air quality on children and young people’s health consultation


In December 2018, ASH and ASH Scotland in collaboration with Dr Sean Semple, Associate Professor University of Stirling, responded to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health’s consultation on the effects of indoor air quality on children and young people. Our submission focused on the impact of secondhand smoke, its enduring presence in the […]

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ASH response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s Health and social care and LGBT communities inquiry


This inquiry sought evidence on what more needs to be done to improve access and provision of health and social care for LGBT communities. ASH responded in light of the UK’s LGBT population having a disproportionately high smoking prevalence, and the community therefore being at greater risk of smoking-related diseases and death. November 2018 – […]

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ASH response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the first 1000 days of life


In November 2018 ASH submitted a response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into the first 1000 days of life. The inquiry sought evidence on the most effective ways to improve the quality of the first 1000 days of a child’s life, focusing specifically on national strategy; current spending and barriers to investment; […]

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ASH response to CAMHS Service Specification consultation


August 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to NICE consultation: Behaviour change technology interventions


July 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to NICE consultation on Atrial Fibrillation


July 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to consultation on new RCGP curriculum


June 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to Mental Health APPG consultation


June 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to NICE consultation on ‘Tobacco Suite: prevention, cessation and harm reduction’


In June 2018 ASH submitted a response to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence draft scope consultation reviewing the guidelines on tobacco: prevention, cessation and harm reduction. You can read the response here:

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