Press Releases



Nicotine works by pain of withdrawal rather than pleasure of reward

Wednesday 06 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release6 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Nicotine works by the pain of withdrawal rather than the pleasure of reward Research published today in Nature helps to explain why nicotine […]

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‘Rapacious & predatory’ tobacco giant must be candid about litigation risks to shareholders

Friday 01 May 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release1 May 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health “Rapacious and predatory” tobacco giant must be candid about litigation risksto shareholders At today’s AGM, BAT is expected to avoid giving a candid assessment […]

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Secret docs confirm tobacco giant kept smoking dangers from pregnant women

Thursday 30 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release30 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Secret documents confirm tobacco giant kept smoking dangers from pregnant women <fontsize=”3″> Previously secret tobacco company documents from the 1970s – obtained […]

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Cancer gene research exciting, but don’t bet your life on a miracle cure

Monday 27 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo 22:00 27 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Cancer gene research exciting, but don’t bet your life on a miracle cure forsmoking cancers As scientists draw closer to […]

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Tobacco ad ban passes penultimate hurdle – but Hague’s ‘New’ Conservatives are still doing Big Tobacco’s dirty work

Wednesday 22 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release22 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Tobacco ad ban passes last but one hurdle – but Hague’s ‘new’Conservatives still doing the tobacco industry’s dirty business <fontsize=”3″> The European […]

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Tobacco smuggling: Customs clampdown better than tax climbdown

Wednesday 22 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release22 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Tobacco smuggling: Customs clampdown better than tax climbdown, says ASH <fontsize=”4″> The Government’s announcement today of new penalties for tobacco smuggling waswelcomed […]

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Letter to Financial Times re tobacco advertising

Monday 20 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 New Scientist Financial Times By fax: 873 5938 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 09 March 1998 Dear Sir, Re: tobacco advertising Roger Bate of the Institute of Economic Affairs produces new variants […]

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Tobacco advertising & Prof. Hugh High

Monday 20 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Media Briefing21 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Tobacco advertising & visit of Prof. Hugh High On 21st April Professor Hugh High from South Africa will present new research ontobacco advertising […]

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Marlboro maker had strategy to buy up British scientists to muddy waters on passive smoking

Tuesday 14 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   16 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 9PL Tel: 0171224 0743 Fax: 0171 224 0471 Press releaseEmbargo 00:01 19 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health   Marlboro maker had strategy to buy up British scientists to muddy the water on passivesmoking A document released by ASH today, […]

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Rail company vindicated over its smoking policy

Thursday 02 April 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release2 April 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Rail company vindicated over its smoking policy ASH today welcomed the House of Lords ruling against Peter Boddington,the rail commuter who had challenged […]

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Why low-tar cigarettes don’t work & how the tobacco industry fooled the smoking public

ASH and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) today accused the tobacco industry of deliberately promoting low tar cigarettes to offer false ‘health reassurance’ while knowing that they offer no significant health benefits compared to conventional cigarettes. Despite officially declared tar levels of 1-5 mg compared to 12 mg for conventional cigarettes, a smoker switching […]

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ASH takes Sunday Telegraph to PCC over ‘false & misleading’ reporting of passive smoking

Friday 27 March 1998 Press releaseEmbargo: 00.01 27 March 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH has complained to the Press Complaints Commission about a series of articles in the Sunday Telegraph about passive smoking. The newspaper stated on 8 March that a study by an agency of the World Health Organization showed that […]

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Latest smoking rates show young people still hooked on positive image of smoking

Thursday 26 March 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo: 00.01 26 March 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Latest smoking rates show young people still hooked on positive image of smoking Reacting to the latest data on smoking trends […]

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Steep rise in tobacco duties will save 2000+ lives per year & young smokers could retire with over a million!

Tuesday 17 March 1998 Budget Press release: 17 March 1998 Excise duties rise. ASH was satisfied by the rise of 21 pence on a pack of cigarettes, though we had called for a rise of 24 pence. People respond to price signals by giving up, cutting down or never starting. The 5% duty increase is inline […]

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ASH calls for immediate action on low tar cigarettes

Sunday 08 March 1998 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release08 March 1998 ASH Action on Smoking and Health ASH calls for immediate action on low tar cigarettes New findings. ASH today releases evidence showing that lowtar cigarettes, such as Silk Cut […]

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