Press Releases



Prince William smokes: but leave him alone & he’ll sort it out

Sunday 25 April 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release Immediate 25th April 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Prince William smokes: but leave him alone and he’ll sort it out Commenting on the news that Prince William hasthe occasional cigarette […]

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Survey reveals over 3 million non-smokers exposed to cigarette smoke at work – new guide aimed at tackling the problem

Thursday 08 April 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release  31st March 1999 Embargo 00:01hrs Thursday 8 April GMT ASH Action on Smoking and Health Survey reveals over 3 million non-smokers expose to cigarette smoke at work – new guide aimed attackling […]

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

Thursday 18 March 1999 Press release: 18th March 1999 – Embargo 00:01 GMT ASH and Imperial Cancer Research Fund release further evidence [1] from confidential tobacco industry documents showing that the tobacco companies have deliberately made and marketed low tar cigarettes knowing that they would fool smokers into a false sense of security. Low tar cigarettes give low […]

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Smoking heart victim: out of court settlement

Tuesday 16 March 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 16th March 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Smoking heart victim – out of court settlement Commenting on the payment of £40,000 to thewidow of a smoker denied treatment at a […]

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Budget tobacco tax: great for health, good for the economy & no cave-in to smugglers

Tuesday 09 March 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 9th March 1999 Immediate ASH Action on Smoking and Health Budget tobacco tax: great for health, good for the economy and no cave-in to smugglers Commenting on the immediate 5% real cigarette […]

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Big week for smoking: The Budget, No Smoking Day & new report – Women have greater emotional bond to cigarettes

Sunday 07 March 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release 7th March 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Big week for smoking: the budget, No Smoking Day and new report – women have greateremotional bond to cigarettes In a big week […]

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The safer cigarette: what the tobacco industry could do (and why it hasen’t done it…)

Wednesday 03 March 1999 Press release EMBARGO 11:00 hoursWednesday 3rd March 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health The tobacco industry could have developed cigarettes that would have prevented thepremature deaths of thousands of smokers–but these new safer cigarettes have never beenmade available.  A new report launched today by ASH and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund […]

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Chancellor urged to increase tobacco tax & ignore tobacco industry smokescreen

Monday 01 March 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release1st March 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Chancellor urged to increase tobacco tax and ignore industry smuggling smokescreen ASH and 23 other health organisations [1] arecalling on the Chancellor to add […]

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Tobacco companies escape

Friday 26 February 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release26th February 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco companies escape ASH today sympathised with the decision taken by most ofthe lung cancer victims not to continue their case against Gallaher and […]

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Citizen Card: good news for retailers but unlikely to reduce teenage smoking

Monday 15 February 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release15th February 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health CitizenCard — Good news for retailers but unlikely to reduce teenage smoking, saysASH. ASH cautiously welcomed today’s launch of CitizenCard, the proof-of-age card designedto […]

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Tobacco cases hit by technicality but fight must go on

Tuesday 09 February 1999 Press release: 9th February 1999 – Immediate A judge has ruled that some of the lung cancer victims suing the tobacco industry cannot continue as they did not bring their case within three years of diagnosis. This technicality is clearly a setback to the case, which is due to come to a full […]

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Cocaine addicts confuse drug impact of nicotine

Tuesday 02 February 1999 ASH/ Press releases/   102 CliftonStreet, London EC2A 4HW Tel: (020) 7739 5902 Fax: (020) 7613 0531 Press release2nd February 1999 ASH Action on Smoking and Health Cocaine addicts confuse drug impact of nicotine and cocaine… In the first study to compare the subjective effects of cocaine and nicotine <ahref=”#references”>[1], hard […]

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