Officers of the Group
- Bob Blackman CBE MP
- Alex Cunningham MP
- Lord Rennard
- Lord Faulkner of Worcester
- Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
- Mary Foy MP
- Lord Young of Cookham
- Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
- Maggie Throup MP
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health is a cross-party group of Peers and MPs which was founded in 1976.
ASH provides the secretariat for the APPG on Smoking and Health. ASH is an independent public health charity which does not accept commercial funding.
The agreed purpose of the APPG is: “To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes in existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group’s members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.”
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The APPG on Smoking and Health is listed on the official register of All Party Parliamentary Groups here. This includes the APPG’s annual financial reporting going back to 2016. In line with the new rules governing APPGs introduced in July 2023, from 2024-onwards the APPG will publish an annual income and expenditure statement which will be available on this website.
Statement of independence
The APPG on Smoking and Health is independent of any commercial interests. In addition, the APPG adheres to Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines which require policymakers to protect public health policy from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry.