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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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09 July 2024

ASH comment on new figures from CRUK showing cancer cases reaching an all-time high

Health Leaders, charities, doctors, academics, nurses and other health professionals join CRUK in calling for the reintroduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill without delay.

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03 July 2024

Rates of smoking in pregnancy see biggest single-year drop since data started being recorded

New data from NHS digital shows that smoking rates among pregnant women have fallen to an all-time low, with the biggest drop in smoking rates since records began in 2006.

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