Submissions



Each year ASH makes a number of submissions to government, parliamentary committees and other inquiries and consultations related to tobacco and smoking both in the UK and internationally.

ASH and Breathe2025 response to Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s


In October 2019, ASH and Breathe 2025 responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’. The response endorses the proposal in the Green Paper to impose a ‘polluter pays’ charge on the tobacco industry to raise revenue, and emphasises the urgent need to address health inequalities in […]

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ASH response to Department of Health and Social Care’s Impact of Tobacco Laws consultation


In September 2019, ASH responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on the impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016. ASH’s response emphasises the effectiveness of the UK’s comprehensive approach to tobacco regulation and calls on the government to consider how current legislation might be strengthened to support the 2030 smokefree […]

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ASH response to Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Online Harms White Paper consultation


In June 2019, ASH responded to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation on the ‘Online Harms’ White Paper. ASH’s response focused on the need for the regulator to be able to force Internet Service Providers and Platform Providers to act where content hosted on their services threatens public health. Download the response here.

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ASH response to National Housing Federation’s Together with Tenants Plan and Charter consultation


In April 2019 ASH responded to the National Housing Federation’s consultation on their newly developed Together with Tenants Charter and Plan which sought to strengthen relationships between housing associations and their tenants and residents. ASH’s response focused on the importance of housing associations ensuring cases of smoke drift are properly dealt with through clear and […]

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ASH submission to the Professor Sir Mike Richards National Cancer Screening Review


In April 2019 ASH submitted evidence to the Professor Sir Mike Richards National Cancer Screening Review. ASH’s response focused on the importance of risk-stratified lung cancer screening, the need to ensure smoking cessation support is embedded in every stage of the lung cancer screening pathway and on the funding and IT requirements needed for this […]

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ASH response the Health and Social Care Committee NHS Long Term Plan legislative proposals inquiry


In April 2019, ASH responded to the Health and Social Care Committee’s Inquiry into the legislative proposals made to support the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. ASH’s submission focused on the importance of fully funded smoking cessation support, how this would support the Long Term Plan’s ambitions and why mandating local authority Stop […]

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ASH response to The Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019 consultation


See ASH’s consultation response on the draft secondary legislation of the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019. Download the response here

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ASH submission to DHSC Green Paper consultation on the vision for prevention 2019


ASH’s submission in March 2019 to the consultation on the Green Paper which will develop the Secretary of State’s vision for prevention was endorsed by 16 other leading medical and public health organisations and health charities. The submission endorsed the APPG on Smoking and Health report and recommendations which can be read here and sets out […]

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ASH response to MHCLG’s consultation on Business Rates Retention Reform


In February 2019 ASH responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s consultation on the proposal to reform the way local authorities in England are funded. ASH’s response was focused on the potential impact of the proposals on public health and the likelihood of the proposed reforms to exacerbate health inequalities. February 2019 […]

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ASH and ASH Scotland joint response to RCPCH Effects of indoor air quality on children and young people’s health consultation


In December 2018, ASH and ASH Scotland in collaboration with Dr Sean Semple, Associate Professor University of Stirling, responded to the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health’s consultation on the effects of indoor air quality on children and young people. Our submission focused on the impact of secondhand smoke, its enduring presence in the […]

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ASH response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s Health and social care and LGBT communities inquiry


This inquiry sought evidence on what more needs to be done to improve access and provision of health and social care for LGBT communities. ASH responded in light of the UK’s LGBT population having a disproportionately high smoking prevalence, and the community therefore being at greater risk of smoking-related diseases and death. November 2018 – […]

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ASH response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the first 1000 days of life


In November 2018 ASH submitted a response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into the first 1000 days of life. The inquiry sought evidence on the most effective ways to improve the quality of the first 1000 days of a child’s life, focusing specifically on national strategy; current spending and barriers to investment; […]

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ASH response to CAMHS Service Specification consultation


August 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to NICE consultation: Behaviour change technology interventions


July 2018. Download response here.

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ASH response to NICE consultation on Atrial Fibrillation


July 2018. Download response here.

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