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About ASH

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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12 February 2024

ASH CEO Deborah Arnott to retire in the Autumn as the Government poised to create first smokefree generation

After 21 successful years, Deborah Arnott will be retiring from ASH on 30th September and the Board of Trustees is starting the recruitment process for her successor.

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06 February 2024

As Health and Social Care Select Committee take evidence, new study finds that 2 million people in England at risk of serious illness through alcohol and smoking

New study finds 1 in 20 people in England smoke and drink at levels that pose a risk to health, increasing their chances of serious illness

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