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ASH comment on the British American Tobacco and McLaren Partnership


ASH comment on the British American Tobacco and McLaren Partnership Responding to the BAT and McLaren’s new partnership Hazel Cheeseman, Director of Policy at ASH says:   “Tobacco branding on formula 1 cars was ubiquitous until it was banned, as all tobacco advertising was over ten years ago now, because it was shown to cause […]

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ASH Daily News for 08 February 2019


UK G4S faces prosecution over failure to implement indoor smoking ban at immigration detention centre Wales: Scheme to help employees quit smoking at work International US: FDA to take action against Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling to minors Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions Links of the week Chartered Institute of Housing blog – […]

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ASH Daily News for 07 February 2019


UK  Driver who smuggles cigarettes in frozen chickens jailed Nurse from Poole wins award for helping pregnant smokers quit International  Australia: Baby dies after alleged e-liquid poisoning USA: Exploding E-Cigarette kills 24 year old Texas Man Parliamentary Activity  Parliamentary Questions UK Driver who smuggled cigarettes in frozen chickens jailed A lorry driver who was caught […]

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ASH Daily News for 14 January 2019


UK PMI to stop selling cigarettes in UK by 2030 Thurrock council uses sniffer dogs to locate illicit tobacco International USA: Air pollution equal to smoking in raising risk of miscarriage Jordan: Mayor of Amman calls for ministers to stop smoking in parliament UK PMI to stop selling cigarettes in UK by 2030 Philip Morris […]

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ASH Daily News for 4 January 2019


UK E-cigarettes remain a burning issue amongst health experts Study: Misperceptions about vaping common among UK smokers Study: Shisha smoking as harmful as cigarettes and positively associated with obesity South West: NHS sites across Bath and North East Somerset to go smokefree in 2019 International Number of smokers in Denmark increases for first time in […]

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ASH response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s Health and social care and LGBT communities inquiry


This inquiry sought evidence on what more needs to be done to improve access and provision of health and social care for LGBT communities. ASH responded in light of the UK’s LGBT population having a disproportionately high smoking prevalence, and the community therefore being at greater risk of smoking-related diseases and death. November 2018 – […]

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ASH Daily News for 7 November 2018


UK Imperial gives Blu investment green light NHS Confederation: New focus on prevention shows great leadership and could be a seminal moment International Study: It takes smokers’ hearts at least 15 years to recover after quitting cigarettes Study: Smoking during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood eye condition UK Imperial gives Blu investment green light […]

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ASH Daily News for 6 November 2018


UK Doctors don’t know whether they should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes Hospital patients will be quizzed on lifestyles in ‘bedside interventions’ Cornwall: Illegal tobacco business turned over £176K before being shut down Parliamentary Activity Letter from Matt Hancock MP to the Chair on e-cigarettes, 28 September 2018 UK Doctors don’t know whether they […]

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ASH Daily News for 29 October 2018


29 October 2018   UK Opinion: Ministers must do more to encourage vaping West Yorkshire: Half of fatal house fires caused by dropped cigarettes or smoking materials West Midlands: Huge haul of illicit cigarettes found during police raid International Australia: Tobacco industry accused of flavour capsule ‘tricks’ to lure young smokers   UK Opinion: Ministers […]

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ASH Daily News for 19 June 2018


UK Scotland: Health board backs ASH Scotland’s smokefree charter Scotland: Ban on smoking outside South Ayrshire cafes could be removed International US: Smoking hits another all-time low US: Tobacco companies’ websites to post court-ordered warnings US: Vermont tobacco control group calls for smokefree area Thailand: Uttaradit province runs tobacco control campaign on social media Australia: […]

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ASH response to NICE consultation: Rehabilitation in people with severe and enduring mental illness


May 2018. Download response here.

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Webinar – Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 in local authority settings


On Thursday 23 November 2017 ASH and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre hosted a webinar on the implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in local authorities. You can watch the webinar below. The running order was as follows:  Overview of Article 5.3 and local authority resources Hilary Wareing – […]

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Webinar – the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition


On 13 November 2017, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership hosted a webinar on the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition. The webinar featured presentations from Dr Debbie Robson who gave an overview of harm reduction and the evidence around e-cigarettes, then Louise Ross on harm reduction in the community, followed […]

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ASH Daily News 20 June 2017


Regulating the smoke ban 10 years on A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade California: Research suggests occasional smokers who vape smoke more cigarettes USA: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old   Regulating the smoke ban […]

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ASH Daily News 25 April 2017


British American Tobacco urged to respect human rights Yorkshire and the Humber: Hull council could soon ban smoking in children’s play areas Lancashire: Blackburn store caught selling fake tobacco USA: Disney, the Gap, and Pepsi urged to quit US lobbying group that promotes tobacco industry Intellectual Property sector fighting losing battle against plain packaging   […]

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