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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity set up by the Royal College of Physicians to end the harm caused by tobacco.

After 50 years' successful campaigning this goal is within our grasp, but only if the inequalities in smoking across society are addressed.

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13 April 2024

New polling shows majority of small retailers support the government’s smokefree generation policy

Over half of all retailers in England and Wales support raising the age of sale one year every year, nearly double the proportion opposed.

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20 March 2024

Cross party support for raising the age of sale for tobacco from voters and Parliamentarians

As the new Tobacco and Vapes Bill is published today [Wednesday 20th March], parliamentarians from across all major parties pledge their support and polling shows voters for all major parties back raising the age of sale for tobacco by a substantial margin.

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