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Press Releases

06 March 2024

ASH comment on Budget decisions on tobacco and vaping

In today’s Budget the Chancellor announced that “the government is introducing a new duty on vaping and increasing tobacco duty from October 2026, raising revenue to support public services like the NHS.”

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01 March 2024

Senior councillors write to PM calling for Tobacco and Vapes Bill to be published

A senior group of councillors have written to the Prime Minister to urge him to publish the Tobacco and Vapes Bill at the earliest opportunity.

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28 February 2024

71% of adults support the PM’s ambition to stamp out smoking

Parliamentarians and health leaders urge the government to put the Smokefree Generation Bill to Parliament now

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12 February 2024

ASH CEO Deborah Arnott to retire in the Autumn as the Government poised to create first smokefree generation

After 21 successful years, Deborah Arnott will be retiring from ASH on 30th September and the Board of Trustees is starting the recruitment process for her successor.

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06 February 2024

As Health and Social Care Select Committee take evidence, new study finds that 2 million people in England at risk of serious illness through alcohol and smoking

New study finds 1 in 20 people in England smoke and drink at levels that pose a risk to health, increasing their chances of serious illness

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29 January 2024

ASH response to government announcement on smoking and vaping

The Government today announced a package of measures as part of its response to the consultation on smoking and vaping, which closed in December.

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