ASH at 50

Commemorating the 8 million people killed by smoking since 1971

ASH was set up in 1971 to end the harm from smoking. Smoking rates have fallen dramatically since then but smoking has still claimed nearly 8 million lives. This page is a tribute to those we have lost.

If you’d like us to commemorate someone you lost to tobacco, send an email to including

  • your name
  • a description of your loved one and what they meant to you
  • a photograph of them