Press Releases



Second Health Court victory over tobacco companies in a week

Tuesday 21 December 1999 Press Release – 21st December 1999 Notes to the editor [1] The SCOTH report was published in March 1998 and is at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/ab/SCOTH/index.htm [2] On Thursday 16th December, the Court of Appeal found in favour of the Government’s appeal against the tobacco industry injunction against introducing the tobacco advertising ban.

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Tobacco companies thwarted by Appeal Court but more delay for the ad ban

Thursday 16 December 1999 Press Release: 16th December 1999 – For immediate release Notes to the editor The advertising ban was developed as EU legislation in directive 98/43/EC of July 1998 and will be implemented as Regulations in domestic law. The Directive essentially bans all commercial communication and sponsorship whose aim or effect is to promote tobacco […]

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Promising start to Government’s new mass-media quit campaign

Friday 10 December 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press Release 10th December 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Promising start to Government’s new mass media stop-smoking campaign   Notes to the editor [1] Freeth, S. Smoking related behaviour and […]

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MPs told 75% of smuggling is due to organised gangs & large scale fraud

Tuesday 07 December 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press Release 7th December 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health MPs told 75% of cigarette smuggling is due to organised gangs and large scale fraud Tuesday night – MPs were told […]

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1.3 million smokers quit for the millennium

Wednesday 01 December 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 Clifton Street,London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Smoking Control Network Press Release 1st December 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 1.3 million smokers to quit for the Millennium Health charities are predicting that an unprecedentednumber of smokers will […]

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Launch of new report into smokefree-zones in pubs

Tuesday 23 November 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Diary Note Press Launch 23rd November 1999 Immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Launch of new report into smoke free zones in pubs A new report by Smoke Free Staffordshire is to be […]

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Study shows pub takings up by 7% when no-smoking areas introduced

Tuesday 23 November 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press Release 23rd November 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Study shows pubs takings up by 7% when no-smoking areas introduced andcustomers think it’s a good idea A new study of […]

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Chancellor’s pledge to give tobacco tax to the NHS will be money well spent

Tuesday 09 November 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release 9th November 1999 Immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Chancellor’s pledge to give tobacco tax to NHS will be money wellspent ASH warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Chancellor of the […]

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Nicotine addiction: time for a reappraisal?

Monday 08 November 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release 8th November 1999 Embargo: 00.01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Nicotine addiction: time for a reappraisal? A new report published today highlights the need for a re-appraisal of the management of nicotine […]

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Smuggling increasing: capitulation to organised crime or continue with good health?

Sunday 07 November 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release 7th November 1999 Immediate ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smuggling Increasing: Capitulation to organised crime orcontinue with good health policy? The latest Mintel report [1] refers to a thriving black market in […]

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High court ruling a disappointment but tobacco advertising will still be banned

Friday 29 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release For immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health 29th October 1999 High Court ruling a disappointment but tobacco advertising will still be banned Commenting on the High Court ruling overturning the Government’s […]

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50 Irish pub staff sue: a timely reminder why the UK needs new guidance on passive smoking at work

Thursday 28 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release Thursday 28th October 1999 For Immediate Release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Fifty Irish pub staff sue – a timely reminder why Britain needs the new guidance on passive smoking in the […]

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Tragedy of needless deaths among young female smokers

Tuesday 26 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release Tuesday 26th October 1999 Embargo: 00.01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tragedy of needless deaths among young female smokers Research released today shows that women aged 16-44 are suffering heart attacks, some […]

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Fall in teen smoking is good news but it’s too early to draw conclusions

Thursday 14 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release Thursday 14th October 1999 Embargo: For immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Fall in teen smoking is good news but it’s too early to draw conclusions Responding to the news that […]

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Philip Morris ‘conversion’ 30 years too late

Wednesday 13 October 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (0207) 739 5902 Fax: (0207) 613 0531 Press release Wednesday 13th October 1999 Embargo: For immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Philip Morris ‘conversion’ thirty years too late ASH dismissed the new ‘admissions’ on smoking and health by PhilipMorris as […]

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