Press Releases



Budget: Chancellor urged to raise tobacco taxes – a call echoed by ex-smokers

Wednesday 12 March 2014 Health campaigners and academic experts are marking this year’s No Smoking Day by calling on the Chancellor to raise the tax on cigarettes by 5% above inflation in next week’s Budget. [1] This coincides with research released today by the British Heart Foundation showing that nearly half (42%) of ex-smokers said […]

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Public Health Victory as European Parliament Backs Tobacco Products Directive

Wednesday 26 February 2014 Campaigning public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) welcomed the large majority vote today by the European Parliament passing the revised and strengthened EU Tobacco Products Directive.[1] The Directive means that all European Union countries will have to put in place a series of tough legal measures to curb […]

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Victory for child health as Commons approves standard packs law & end of smoking in cars with children

Monday 10 February 2014 MPs and health campaigners are celebrating a major Parliamentary victory today, after the House of Commons backed new legislation to help prevent children from starting to smoke and protect them from secondhand smoke. Today, the House of Commons agreed a raft of Lords amendments to the Children and Families Bill, to […]

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