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About ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity set up by the Royal College of Physicians to end the harm caused by tobacco.

After 50 years' successful campaigning this goal is within our grasp, but only if the inequalities in smoking across society are addressed.

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29 November 2023

Two thirds of the public back raising the age of sale to create a smokefree generation

A new YouGov poll finds that 67% of people in England back the Prime Minister’s plans to create a smokefree generation by raising the age of sale so that it will never be legal to sell tobacco to anyone born after the start of 2009 (14% oppose).

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20 November 2023

More needs to be done to tackle the unhealthy products driving nearly half a million people out of work

New report lays bare the huge cost to the economy from alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy foods.

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