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 response to DEFRA’s call for evidence on commonly littered and problematic plastic items


In February 2022, ASH responded to DEFRA’s call for evidence on commonly littered single-use plastic items. ASH called for the Government to introduce a fully regulatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme so that the tobacco industry pays for the costs of managing tobacco litter, including public education, clean up, and processing. ASH also called for […]

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ASH response to NHS England and NHS Improvement consultation on CORE20PLUS5


In November 2021, ASH responded to NHS England and Improvement’s consultation on the CORE20PLUS5 approach to addressing inequalities. Whilst broadly welcoming the overall model, ASH’s response highlighted the importance and commonality of smoking as a determinant of the five clinical health inequality priorities the CORE20PLUS5 model specifically seeks to address, and the need for more […]

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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and SPECTRUM representation to HM Treasury’s Spending Review (SR21) and Budget


In September 2021, ASH and SPECTRUM, a public health research consortium of academics from 10 UK universities and partner organisations funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership, submitted a joint representation to HM Treasury’s Spending Review (SR21) and Budget. The representation is organised around three key areas: strengthening the UK’s tax base, sustainable long-term funding […]

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ASH response to Hampshire County Council consultation on public health services


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ASH response to Health Foundation consultation, ‘Health at the heart of recovery’


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ASH response to consultation on the Women’s Health Strategy


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ASH response to DEFRA consultation on packaging and packaging wase


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Consultation response by ASH and SPECTRUM to the UK Product Safety Review: Call for Evidence


In June 2021, ASH and SPECTRUM responded to the Office for Product Safety and Standards consultation on the UK’s overarching product safety regulations, so that any prospective reform results in a product safety framework that is fit for the future – protecting people and supporting both growth and investment. Our response focused on concerns about […]

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Consultation submission by ASH, the Royal College of Physicians and SPECTRUM to Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: Discussion document.


In May 2021, ASH in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and the SPECTRUM Research Consortium submitted our response to the New Zealand Government’s consultation on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan (the action plan). Download the response here.

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ASH response to DHSC consultation on transforming the public health system


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ASH and SPECTRUM response to the DHSC consultation on Tobacco and related products legislation introduced between 2015 to 2016


In March 2021, ASH and the SPECTRUM Research Consortium submitted a joint response to the DHSC consultation reviewing the effectiveness of the Tobacco and related products legislation introduced between 2015 to 2016. The submission, which concluded that the legislation had been effective, but could be strengthened, was underpinned by peer reviewed research carried out by […]

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ASH recommendations to DHSC and PHE on a regional structure for public health following the abolition of PHE


In December 2020 ASH ran a round table which would focus on the regional structure, and address a set of questions set for us by DHSC and PHE. While the round table did not settle these questions directly, it did facilitate useful discussions about the pros and cons of different options with key stakeholders in […]

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ASH and SPECTRUM budget submission 2021


In January 2021, ASH and SPECTRUM Research Consortium submitted a joint response to HM Treasury’s consultation ahead of the the 2021 Budget. The response’s recommendations focus on strengthening the UK’s tax base, securing greater investment in public health and strengthening the UK’s place in the world as a global leader on tobacco control. Download the […]

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ASH response to NHSE/I consultation on the next steps for Integrated Care Systems


In January 2021, ASH responded to a joint consultation by NHS England and NHS Improvement on the next steps for Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in England. ASH’s response agrees with the principle that ICS should be given statutory footing and makes the case for strengthening collaboration with local authorities to ensure ICS ambitions are met. […]

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ASH response to Public Health England consultation on proposed changes to the calculation of smoking-attributable mortality and hospital admissions


In November 2020 ASH responded to a consultation issued by Public Health England (PHE) on changes to how the impact of smoking on mortality and hospital admissions is calculated. ASH’s response focuses on the need to take into account the full breadth of available evidence when determining the new methodology and also supports the submission […]

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