Action on Smoking and Health

Tag Archives: asthma

Smoking and Respiratory Disease

Smoking cessation is one of the most effective ways to prevent respiratory diseases and also one of the most effective treatments for people who have them. This factsheet provides an overview of the harm caused by smoking and the different types of respiratory disease. September 2020.

Download here.










Secondhand Smoke

Breathing other people’s smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. Health impacts range from eye irritation, headache, cough and sore throat, to heart disease and lung cancer. March 2020.

Download here.








ASH Research Report: Asthma and smoking

This Research Report examines asthma and smoking: the causes and the consequences.

ASH Research Report: Asthma and smoking

ASH Research Report: Impact of Secondhand smoke on Children

Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children.

Download the report here.