Uncategorized



ASH Daily News for 12 July 2019


UK Perinatal care: mental health support expands but weight and smoking services remain static Study: Effective stop smoking treatments less likely to be prescribed to people with mental health conditions Illegal tobacco haul seized in Croydon International US: Most Americans want less nicotine in cigarettes, report says Link of the week What a difference a […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 18 June 2019


UK NHS Long Term Plan jeopardised by social care funding gap, NHS bosses say Study finds alcohol and tobacco appear frequently in UK reality television Stop smoking services across Lancashire face cutbacks Surrey: Concern as council cancels integration deal International Nicotine cap threatens Big Tobacco UK NHS Long Term Plan jeopardised by social care funding […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 28 May 2019


UK  New smoking restrictions for Love Island contestants Tobacco smugglers jailed International  Saudi Arabia: New tobacco license for cafes and restaurants USA: Cell research finds possible link between E-liquid flavours and cardiovascular disease Thailand: Smoking rates continue to rise UK New smoking restrictions for Love Island contestants An ITV spokesman has confirmed that contestants on […]

Read More

ASH comment on the British American Tobacco and McLaren Partnership


ASH comment on the British American Tobacco and McLaren Partnership Responding to the BAT and McLaren’s new partnership Hazel Cheeseman, Director of Policy at ASH says:   “Tobacco branding on formula 1 cars was ubiquitous until it was banned, as all tobacco advertising was over ten years ago now, because it was shown to cause […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 08 February 2019


UK G4S faces prosecution over failure to implement indoor smoking ban at immigration detention centre Wales: Scheme to help employees quit smoking at work International US: FDA to take action against Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling to minors Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions Links of the week Chartered Institute of Housing blog – […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 07 February 2019


UK  Driver who smuggles cigarettes in frozen chickens jailed Nurse from Poole wins award for helping pregnant smokers quit International  Australia: Baby dies after alleged e-liquid poisoning USA: Exploding E-Cigarette kills 24 year old Texas Man Parliamentary Activity  Parliamentary Questions UK Driver who smuggled cigarettes in frozen chickens jailed A lorry driver who was caught […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 14 January 2019


UK PMI to stop selling cigarettes in UK by 2030 Thurrock council uses sniffer dogs to locate illicit tobacco International USA: Air pollution equal to smoking in raising risk of miscarriage Jordan: Mayor of Amman calls for ministers to stop smoking in parliament UK PMI to stop selling cigarettes in UK by 2030 Philip Morris […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 4 January 2019


UK E-cigarettes remain a burning issue amongst health experts Study: Misperceptions about vaping common among UK smokers Study: Shisha smoking as harmful as cigarettes and positively associated with obesity South West: NHS sites across Bath and North East Somerset to go smokefree in 2019 International Number of smokers in Denmark increases for first time in […]

Read More

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 – […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 7 November 2018


UK Imperial gives Blu investment green light NHS Confederation: New focus on prevention shows great leadership and could be a seminal moment International Study: It takes smokers’ hearts at least 15 years to recover after quitting cigarettes Study: Smoking during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood eye condition UK Imperial gives Blu investment green light […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 6 November 2018


UK Doctors don’t know whether they should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes Hospital patients will be quizzed on lifestyles in ‘bedside interventions’ Cornwall: Illegal tobacco business turned over £176K before being shut down Parliamentary Activity Letter from Matt Hancock MP to the Chair on e-cigarettes, 28 September 2018 UK Doctors don’t know whether they […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 29 October 2018


29 October 2018   UK Opinion: Ministers must do more to encourage vaping West Yorkshire: Half of fatal house fires caused by dropped cigarettes or smoking materials West Midlands: Huge haul of illicit cigarettes found during police raid International Australia: Tobacco industry accused of flavour capsule ‘tricks’ to lure young smokers   UK Opinion: Ministers […]

Read More

ASH Daily News for 19 June 2018


UK Scotland: Health board backs ASH Scotland’s smokefree charter Scotland: Ban on smoking outside South Ayrshire cafes could be removed International US: Smoking hits another all-time low US: Tobacco companies’ websites to post court-ordered warnings US: Vermont tobacco control group calls for smokefree area Thailand: Uttaradit province runs tobacco control campaign on social media Australia: […]

Read More

ASH response to NICE consultation: Rehabilitation in people with severe and enduring mental illness


May 2018. Download response here.

Read More

Webinar – Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 in local authority settings


On Thursday 23 November 2017 ASH and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre hosted a webinar on the implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in local authorities. You can watch the webinar below. The running order was as follows:  Overview of Article 5.3 and local authority resources Hilary Wareing – […]

Read More
X