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Tobacco White Paper: ASH delighted

Thursday 10 December 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release10th December 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco White Paper – ASH ‘delighted’   Responding to the announcement of the tobaccoWhite Paper, Clive Bates, Director of ASH commented on some of […]

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UK Tobacco litigation starts again

Friday 04 December 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press advisory4th December 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health UK tobacco litigation starts again on Monday 7th December in the High Court 10:30 court73 There are now 52 lung cancer victims suing Gallaher […]

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Cigarette tax rise: don’t let good health & tax policy be diverted by smugglers

Monday 30 November 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release30th November 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Cigarette tax rise – don’t let good health and tax policy be diverted by smugglers ASH welcomed the 20 pence increase in cigarette prices […]

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Smoking

Monday 23 November 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo: 00:01 Monday 23rd November 1998 18:00 US-EST Sunday 22nd ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoking and weight myth turned upside-down Smoking does not cause weight loss. Giving up smoking causes weight […]

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‘Strictly confidential’ document shows BAT recruiting medical spin-doctors to work in China

Thursday 19 November 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo: 11:30 GMT 19 November 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ‘Strictly confidential’ document shows BAT recruiting medical spin-doctors to work inChina As researchers predict that 3 million tobacco deaths per year […]

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Action to reduce underage tobacco sales

Friday 13 November 1998 Press release: Embargo: 00:01, 13 November 1998 Two thousand times more cash is being raised from children under 16 buying cigarettes than is raised from fines on retailers who break the law on underage tobacco sales. In a new paper, ASH calls on the Government to undertake a number of measures to help […]

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British Health Groups demand radical change to cigarette & nicotine regulation

Wednesday 28 October 1998 BMJ Press Conference – 28th October 1998 at 12:30pm The machine measured tar and nicotine yields [2] to be abandoned as a basis for labelling and regulation because they are extremely misleading and likely to cause harm if people believe the numbers in reflect health impact (they do not);The heads of seven […]

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First sex warnings on cigarettes in Thailand

Wednesday 28 October 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseImmediate 28th October 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health First sex warnings go on cigarettes (in Thailand) Newspaper excerpt Bangkok Post Date:10/28/98 By Aphaluck Bhatisevi Thailand will be the first country in […]

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New research shows that health warnings don’t work

Tuesday 27 October 1998 Press release – Embargoed: 00.01 – 27 October 1998 A survey, commissioned jointly by ASH and two European tobacco control organisations, has shown that the health warnings on tobacco products are largely ignored by smokers because they are difficult to see and tend to blend in with the packaging design. The position of […]

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WHO passive smoking study: tobacco industry & Sunday Telegraph disinformation nailed

Tuesday 06 October 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 FitzhardingeStreet, London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171 224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press releaseEmbargo: 21:00 (UK) October 6th 1998 16:00 (US EST) ASH Action on Smoking and Health WHO passive smoking study – tobacco industry and Sunday Telegraph disinformationnailed A study that was used to justify […]

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New ASH website offers hard facts on tobacco & ‘rude awakening’ on smoking

Thursday 01 October 1998 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 8th October 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH today releases a new interactive web-based feature, Tobacco Explored and a substantial update to its website. Tobacco Explored is an interactive exploration of cynicism: a journey into the modus operandi of the tobacco industry. By looking at how […]

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EU ad ban: more pointless legal posturing by the tobacco industry

Tuesday 22 September 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street,London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171 224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press release22nd September 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health More pointless legal posturing by the tobacco industry ASH expressed dismay at the attempt of the Tobacco Manufacturers Association to pursueits legal challenge to […]

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Restaurant association survey based on ‘flawed & scaremongering’ assumptions

Thursday 17 September 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street,London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171 224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 17th September 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Restaurant Association survey based on “flawed and scare-mongering”assumptions Commenting on the Restaurant Association’s survey published today which claimsthat restaurateurs will lose money […]

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Smoking in pregnancy: NHS fails women

Thursday 10 September 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street,London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171 224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 11th September 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoking in pregnancy – NHS fails women Commenting on the BMJ article [1] showing a disheartening trend insmoking during preganancy, ASH drew […]

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Cigarette taxes and smoking bans are fair & sensible: smokers don’t have equal rights!

Tuesday 08 September 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street,London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171 224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press release8th September 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Cigarette taxes and smoking bans are fair and sensible – smokers don’t have equalrights The Fair Cigarette Tax Campaign, a tobacco industry front group, […]

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