Current Policy Issues

Smoking is the major preventable cause of death in the UK. To achieve our vision of a society free from the harm caused by tobacco, ASH is involved in the development of tobacco control policies both nationally and internationally.  

The Government's Tobacco Control Plan for Englandcovered the period 2011-2015. A new report – Smoking Still Kills – published by ASH and endorsed by more than 120 organisations, proposes new targets for a renewed national strategy to reduce smoking prevalence. The report builds on a previous report Beyond Smoking Kills, published in 2008.  

ASH makes regular submissions to policy consultations on various tobacco-related issues. Those responses can be found on the Submissions page of this website.