Reports



ASH Research Report: Secondhand Smoke


This Research Report examines the scientific knowledge and health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke.

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ASH Research Report: Impact of Secondhand smoke on Children


Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children. Download the report here.

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Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy – A call to action


Smoking during pregnancy causes up to 2,200 premature births, 5,000 miscarriages and 300 perinatal deaths every year in the UK. This report, by a coalition of baby charities, campaigners, leading academics and health experts, outlines recommendations for commissioners, providers, royal colleges, government bodies, training organisations and third sector organisations.

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Top of The Agenda 2013: Mapping the New Public Health Landscape


This guide explores the risks and opportunities of the changing public health landscape for professionals engaged in reducing the harm from tobacco. Download report

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Tobacconomics


Tobacco companies have a long history of misleading politicians and the public. As understanding developed of the adverse effects smoking has on life expectancy and wellbeing, industry pro-tobacco arguments diversified. Now the industry has been forced to concede that smoking kills, efforts are increasingly concentrated on building libertarian and economic arguments against policies to reduce […]

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Beyond Smoking Kills


A review of progress in tobacco control which also sets out an agenda for a comprehensive new strategy.

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The Smokefilled Room


How Big Tobacco influences health policy in the UK – Using previously secret documents from the tobacco companies’ own archives, this report reveals the dirty tricks used by cigarette companies to derail UK health policies that could save the lives of thousands of Britons every year.

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Cost Benefit Analysis of the FCTC Protocol on Illicit Trade in tobacco products.


This report assesses the likely costs and benefits of implementing the Illicit Trade Protocol in the UK. A report prepared by Paul Johnson for ASH.  2009

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‘You’ve got to be kidding’


A compelling dossier of BAT’s activities in promoting its tobacco products to young people around the globe.    

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British American Tobacco: Exporting Misery


A case-study of BAT’s efforts to promote smoking abroad, using Kenya as a case-study and focusing on the environmental damage and exploitation of cheap labour they are responsible for, as well as the use of methods that are no longer legal in this country or many other developed nations in recruiting new nicotine addicts.

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Smoking in the Workplace


The Government has published proposals to prohibit smoking in most workplaces in England. The law is expected to come into effect in 2007. Scotland has already passed legislation to ban smoking in all indoor workplaces: the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act takes effect in March 2006. The Welsh Assembly has voted in favour of smokefree workplaces […]

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BAT in its own words


Following BAT’s Big Wheeze in 2004, this is the second major report jointly produced by ASH, Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth. It examines British American Tobacco’s boasts of corporate social responsibility and demonstrates the deceit and corporate greed behind this projected image.

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BAT’s Big Wheeze – the alternative report


A major report jointly produced by ASH, Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth examining the British American Tobacco’s claims of being a socially responsible company. This report shows that though BAT tries hard to convince shareholders and governments of its CSR credentials, its operations around the world leave a lot to be desired.

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Danger! PR in the playground: tobacco industry initiatives on youth smoking


Tobacco companies have adopted a public posture of opposition to teenage smoking. This report reveals why this stance amounts to little more than a sinister and cynical public relations strategy.

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Tobacco Additives: Cigarette engineering and nicotine addiction


In the European Union over 600 additives may be used in the manufacture of tobacco products under an extremely loose and de-centralised regulatory framework. Although tobacco additives are generally screened for their direct toxicity, there is virtually no assessment of the impact additives have on smoking behaviour or other undesirable external consequences. If a small quantity of a relatively benign […]

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