Press Releases



ASH welcomes new Public Health England Report on E-Cigarettes   

6 February 2018 Action on Smoking and Health has strongly welcomed a new report on e-cigarettes, produced by independent experts for Public Health England. [1] The report updates the evidence on e-cigarette use among adults and young people; their effectiveness as an aid to quitting by smokers; the risks to health compared to smoking and […]

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Cuts in public health grant leads to decline in support for smokers

15 January 2018 A report by Cancer Research UK and Action on Smoking and Health [1] showing that cuts to the public health budget nationally have led to dramatic changes in services for smokers. Only 61% of local authorities continue to offer all local smokers access to evidence-based support in line with NICE guidance. Local […]

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ASH response to study showing three out of five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers

10 January 2018 A study by Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London was published today which showed that three in five people who try a cigarette become daily smokers. [1] Responding to the study Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health, said: “This research highlights the […]

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