Press Releases



Letter to Independent re tobacco industry response to smoking & impotence report

Monday 07 June 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 The Letters Editor The Independent By fax: ASH Action on Smoking and Health 7th June 1999 Dear Editor John Carlisle of the Tobacco ManufacturersAssociation argues the link between smoking and impotence is old news (Letters, […]

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Letter to The Publican re. protecting employees from passive smoking

Monday 07 June 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 The Editor Letters page The Publican By fax: 0181 565 4465 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 7th June 1999 Dear Editor Re: smoking in pubs It is true that the Health and Safety Executive […]

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120,000 UK men impotent due to smoking

Wednesday 02 June 1999 Embargo 00:01 Wed 2nd June 1999 New data released today show that, despite a well-documented link between smoking and penile erectile dysfunction (impotence), a substantial majority of smokers are unaware of the risk. ASH and the British Medical Association are calling on the Government and EU to add the warning “smoking […]

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Snooker tobacco sponsorship ban delayed

Sunday 30 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press Release 30th May 1999 For immediate release ASH Action on Smoking and Health Snooker tobacco sponsorship ban to be delayed Commenting on reports [1] that Embassy World Snooker would escape the tobaccosponsorship ban until […]

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ASH challenges British Tobacco company for using World Cup cricket to market cigarettes to third world children

Friday 28 May 1999 ASH Press Release – 28th May 1999 – For immediate release ASH has today made a formal complaint about the violation of agreements governing tobacco sponsorship of sporting events. British American Tobacco is using the World Cup Cricket tournament to market one of their cigarette brands to children in the Third World, through the […]

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Fire safe cigarettes

Monday 24 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press comment 24th May 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Fire safe cigarettes Commenting on the article in Tobacco Control[1] claiming that cigarettes could be made with a reduced tendency to […]

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Environmental impact of tobacco

Monday 24 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press comment 24th May 1999 Embargo: 00:01 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Environmental impact of tobacco Commenting on the articles in TobaccoControl [1,2] showing tobacco is a major cause of deforestation and pollution, […]

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Letter to Pub Business about FOREST’s agressive pro-smoking business cards

Thursday 20 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/ 102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Larry Nelson Pub Business By Fax: 01474 323949 ASH Action on Smoking and Health 20th May 1999 Dear Editor Re: FOREST’s cards FOREST’s new business card allowingsmokers to tell pub owners that “your ban on […]

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World Bank report urges Government to take strong measures to curb tobacco

Tuesday 18 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 18th May 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health World Bank report urges Governments to take strong measures to curb tobacco A report by The World Bank to be launched today makes […]

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Smoker versus hospital case

Wednesday 12 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 12th May 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoker versus hospital case Commenting on the case of a smoker suing twoWest Yorkshire hospital trusts for delaying his heart operation, Director of […]

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UK Government could be required to recover health care costs from tobacco companies

Tuesday 11 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press releaseEmbargo: 0.01 11th May 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health UK Government could be required to recover health care costs from tobacco companies An amendment to the Health Bill, which iscurrently going […]

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Tory U-turn on tobacco tax would spell disaster for public health

Tuesday 04 May 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 4th May 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tory U-turn on tobacco tax would spelldisaster for public health Commenting on the Conservative call for a freeze on tobacco tax, Clive Bates, […]

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BAT-Rothmans sales will kill over a million people per year by 2010: less cancerous cigarettes could make a difference – but regulators should lead

Thursday 29 April 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release – BAT AGM 29th April 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health BAT-Rothmans sales will kill over a million people per year by 2010: less cancerouscigarette could make a difference — but […]

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WHO wants to regulate tobacco like food or drugs: save hundreds of thousands of lives

Tuesday 27 April 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 27th April 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health WHO wants to regulate tobacco like food or drugs — save hundreds of thousands oflives The World Health Organisation is proposing thattobacco products […]

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Tobacco ad men think smokers are stupid!

Monday 26 April 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 26th April 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco admen think smokers are ‘stupid’ <ahref=”http: www.independent.co.uk=”” sindy=”” stories=”” a2504910.html”=””>An article by Marie Woolfheadlined: “Proof at last: tobacco admen think smokers are […]

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