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Cut-price mailorder cigarettes found to be illegal

Thursday 17 April 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 17 April 1997 Cut price mail order cigarettes found to be illegal Commenting on the preliminary ruling by the European Court on the Enlightened Tobacco Company’s mail-order operation, ASH spokeswoman, Amanda Sandford, said: “This is very encouraging news. We are delighted that the advocate […]

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Win for mail order cigarettes could spell disaster for health & wealth of UK

Wednesday 16 April 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 16 April 1997 Win for mail order cigarettes could spell disaster for health and wealth of UK Anticipating the outcome of the European Court ruling on the Enlightened Tobacco Company’s direct mail operation, ASH spokeswoman Amanda Sandford said: “If the ruling goes in ETC’s […]

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ASH welcomes Queen’s ban on tobacco advertising

Monday 14 April 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ >ASH News Release – 14 May 1997 ASH welcomes Queen’s ban on tobacco advertising Responding to the announcement in the Queen’s speech today that the government is to ban tobacco advertising, ASH spokesperson, Amanda Sandford said: “This is wonderful news. ASH is delighted that the new Government is […]

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At last the tobacco industry admit that nicotine is addictive

Friday 21 March 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 21 March 1997 At last the tobacco industry admits that nicotine is addictive ASH today welcomed the news that the American tobacco company Liggett has publicly admitted that nicotine is addictive and that smoking causes cancer. Responding to the announcement, ASH spokesperson Amanda Sandford […]

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ASH welcomes Mississippi decision

Friday 14 March 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 14 March 1997 ASH welcomes Mississippi ruling Commenting on the ruling by Mississippi’s highest court which dismissed a tobacco industry attempt to thwart the Medicaid cases, Amanda Sandford said: “This ruling offers considerable hope for all those who became addicted to nicotine and whose […]

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Chancellor heeds health calls on cigarettes

Tuesday 26 November 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 26th November 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Chancellor heeds health callson cigarettes Commenting on the tax increases on tobaccoannounced in today’s Budget, Karen Williams of tobacco control lobby group ASH said: […]

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ASH welcomes legal action against the tobacco industry

Friday 27 September 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 27th September 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH WELCOMES LEGAL ACTIONAGAINST THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY ASH welcomes the decision by lawyers and theforty lung cancer victims to sue the tobacco industry for […]

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Teenage smokers show early signs of addiction

Thursday 05 September 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 5th September 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health TEENAGE SMOKERS SHOW EARLY SIGNS OFADDICTION Among young people who smoke one or morecigarettes a week, 3 in 10 light up their first cigarette […]

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ASH welcomes Clinton’s move to regulate tobacco

Friday 23 August 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 23th August 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH WELCOMES CLINTON’S MOVES TOREGULATE TOBACCO Pamela Furness, Chief Executive of the tobaccocontrol pressure group ASH said, “ASH welcomes President Clinton’s bold decision toregulate […]

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Young children not protected by tobacco advertising code

Monday 19 August 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 19th August 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health YOUNG CHILDREN NOT PROTECTED BYTOBACCO ADVERTISING CODE Children attending nursery schools are morelikely to see tobacco advertisements than are older children because of a […]

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ASH faces legal threat from the tobacco indutry

Tuesday 30 July 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 30th July 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH faces legal threat bytobacco industry ASH, the Campaign for Freedom from Tobacco, wastoday threatened with legal action by Imperial Tobacco Ltd. The move […]

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Dons grab BAT blood money

Friday 19 July 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 19th July 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Dons Grab BAT’s Blood Money Reacting to the announcement that CambridgeUniversity is to accept £1.5 million of sponsorship from the tobacco giant, BAT, PamelaFurness, […]

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Legal Aid Board decision denies justice for smokers

Wednesday 17 July 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 17th July 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Legal Aid Board decision deniesjustice for smokers The Legal Aid Board’s decision to deny smokerssuffering from tobacco related disease recourse to sue the tobacco […]

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ASH launches new offensive to bring down the tobacco industry

Monday 15 July 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 15th July 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH relaunches with newcampaign to put tobacco industry out of business ASH launches a new offensive today attacking thetobacco industry – undermining its commercial […]

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Guernsey leads the way in tobacco control

Thursday 06 June 1996 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 6th June 1996 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Guernsey leads the way in tobacco control Speaking out about her visit to Guernsey onFriday 7th June, Pamela Furness Chief Executive of ASH – […]

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