Press Releases



BAT de-merger: legal money laundering

Monday 07 September 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release7th September 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health BAT demerger “legal money laundering” ASH condemned Tuesday’s BAT Industries demerger as an attempt to place shareholderfunds out of the reach of litigators trying […]

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Letter in the FT in response to Philip Morris’ claims

Monday 31 August 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Financial Times Letters By fax: 0171 873 5938 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Dear Sir Re: cigarette marketing to young people Philip Morris claims it does not want young people to smoke (Letters, […]

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Industry report: irresponsible scaremongering

Wednesday 12 August 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargoed: 00.01 12 August 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Industry report: irresponsible scaremongering An American tobacco industry funded report published today, which claims that Britishjobs will be lost as a result […]

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Smoking may reduce penis size: time for the Viagra patch?

Monday 27 July 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release27 July 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoking may reduce penis size: time for the Viagra patch? Following early disclosure of a study into the link between reduced penis size andsmoking, […]

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ASH shows F1 why it should cut out cigarettes by 2002

Thursday 09 July 1998 Press releaseEmbargo 9 July 1998 11:00 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Formula One should honour its promise to break its link with tobacco by 2002. On theeve of the British Grand Prix, ASH has provided a dossier of evidence to the Formula Onegoverning body, the FIA, showing that tobacco advertising, especially […]

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Nature journal is ‘silly’ on addiction

Wednesday 08 July 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo 8 July 1998 18:00 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Nature journal is “silly” on nicotineaddiction ASH today expressed its dismay at a press release from the influential scientificjournal Nature which jokingly suggests […]

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Judicial review: whinging tobacco King Canutes continue to waste time

Monday 06 July 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release6 July 1998  Immediate Release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Judicial review – whinging tobacco King Canutes continue to waste time A judge has today given the tobacco industry leave for a […]

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‘Tell the truth’ – ASH confronts the tobacco industry with its own words

Thursday 25 June 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 Thursday 25 June 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health “Tell the truth” – ASH confronts the tobaccoindustry with its own words With a new report released today, ASH has challenged […]

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Tobacco companies challenged on the web

Thursday 25 June 1998 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 Thursday 25 June 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health The internet will play a central role in health campaigners’ fight against thetobacco industry. ASH has today announced three web-based initiatives that mark an intensification of the use of the Web to hold the tobacco industry to account. […]

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NRT: cheap & effective – so make it more readily available

Tuesday 09 June 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargoed until midday, Tuesday, 9 June 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health NRT – cheap and effective so make it more available ASH has joined calls for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to […]

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Tobacco ‘King Canutes’ to attempt judicial review of Government tobacco committee

Wednesday 03 June 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release3 June 1998 – Immediate ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Tobacco ‘King Canutes’ to attempt judicial review ofGovernment tobacco committee Responding to news that four tobacco companies are to attempt a […]

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Nurses lose case but victory on key principle

Thursday 21 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release21 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Nurse loses case, victory on key principle Although Sylvia Sparrow lost her case against former employers, thejudgement has confirmed that, with respect to […]

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Tobacco industry document claims major infiltration of science, including The Lancet & Parliamentary select committee

Thursday 14 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo 19:00  13 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco industry document claims major infiltration of science, including The Lancetand a Parliamentary Select Committee Documents reported in New Scientist today suggest […]

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MEPs spurn tobacco industry lobbying & vote for health

Wednesday 13 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release13 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health MEPs spurn tobacco industry lobbying and vote for health Members of the European Parliament have today rejected tobacco industry propaganda byvoting to ban tobacco […]

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MEPs urged ‘don’t bow to Tobacco’s dirty tricks’ on advertising

Tuesday 12 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press briefing: immediate use12 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   MEPs urged “don’t bow to tobacco industry dirty tricks” on tobaccoadvertising With the majority of MEPs now right behind the Directive […]

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