Press Releases



New evidence on risks of passive smoking

Friday 17 October 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release17 October 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Embargoed: Friday 17 October 1997 New evidence on risks of passive smoking A new report has revealed that passive smoking is an […]

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Passive smoking: summary of new findings from California EPA report

Friday 17 October 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release17 October 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health PASSIVE SMOKING – SUMMARY OF NEW FINDINGS FROM CALIFORNIA EPA REPORT Introduction Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a major indoor air pollutant. ETSis […]

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Former Health Minister Kenneth Clarke joins BAT Board – shame on him says ASH

Thursday 16 October 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release22 October 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Former Health Minister Kenneth Clarke joins BAT Board – he should be ashamed of himself, says ASH   According to the World Health […]

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Four changes to the legal system that would bring justice for victims of tobacco

Thursday 11 September 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release11 September 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Four changes to the legal system that would bring justice for victims of tobacco Embargoed until 00.01 hrs, Friday 12 September 1997 Public […]

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Parents’ smoking causes lung illness in children – new evidence of link

Friday 10 October 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release10 October 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Parents’ smoking causes lung illness in children – new evidence of link There is a causal relationship between parental smoking and acute lower […]

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Four changes to the legal system that would bring justice for victims of tobacco

Thursday 11 September 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release11 September 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Four changes to the legal system that would bring justice for victims of tobacco Embargoed until 00.01 hrs, Friday 12 September 1997 Public […]

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Public support for tobacco ad ban signals need for strong Government action

Thursday 11 September 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release12 September 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Embargoed until 00.01 hrs, Friday 12 September 1997 Public support for tobacco advertising ban signals need for strong Government action The public clearly […]

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World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Beijing.

Tuesday 19 August 1997 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseAugust 19, 1997 ASH Action on Smoking and Health World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Beijing, August 24-28, 1997 Landmark conference will lead the international fightback against the tobacco epidemic Smokers and […]

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Government means business on smoking policy

Monday 14 July 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 14 July 1997 Government means business on smoking policy As the opening shots in the war on smoking were fired today, ASH welcomed the Government’s commitment to tackling the biggest preventable cause of death and disease in the UK. Commenting on the outcome of […]

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Good news that government is considering raising smoking age to 18

Saturday 12 July 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – 13 July 1997 News that Government is considering raising smoking age to 18 It is illegal to sell cigarettes to people under 16. Responding to news that the Government is considering raising this age to 18, Clive Bates, Director of ASH – Action on […]

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‘War on smoking’ starts Monday

Thursday 10 July 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH News Release – Sunday 13th July 1997 “War on smoking” starts on Monday On Monday 14th July, the Public Health Minister, Tessa Jowell, will launch a radical shake up of tobacco control in the UK. At the Government’s Anti-Smoking Summit in London, experts will consider what measures […]

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ASH welcomes cigarette tax hike

Wednesday 02 July 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH Budget News Release – 2nd July 1997 ASH Welcomes Cigarette Tax Hike Chancellor Gordon Brown has signalled that tax will be a central plank of the Government’s tobacco control strategy. A rise in tax of 19 pence on a packet of 20 will encourage people to cut […]

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Public versus private statements by tobacco companies

Tuesday 01 July 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH Briefing on the tobacco industry   TOBACCO INDUSTRY STATEMENTS ON SMOKING AND HEALTH: PUBLIC STATEMENTS VERSUS PRIVATE ADMISSIONS   Public standpoint   In 1954, the tobacco companies in the US issued a joint public statement entitled “A Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers”. Published in 448 newspapers across […]

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UK litigation – victims say they were deceived

Tuesday 01 July 1997 ASH News Release – 1 July 1997 ASH welcomed the announcement by the High Court today that a group of 47 lung cancer victims will be allowed to sue the tobacco industry. ASH called on other people with smoking-induced diseases to join the action to seek compensation from the tobacco industry. […]

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Press background: summary of the US settlement

Saturday 21 June 1997 ASH/ Press releases/ ASH – Action on Smoking and Health US Tobacco Litigation Settlement: Overview of the Deal   The full text of the agreement runs to 70 pages Because the deal requires legislation, the President Clinton and the Congress will have to ratify it. Clinton has set up a task […]

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