ASH Briefing on Standardised Tobacco Packaging
Tobacco packaging has become one of the tobacco industry’s leading promotional tools. Research suggests that standardised packaging would increase the impact of health warnings, reduce false and misleading messages that one type of cigarette is less harmful than another, and reduce the attractiveness of smoking to young people.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 19/05/2016
The impact of the EU Tobacco Products Directive on e-cigarette regulation in the UK
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 29/04/2016
ASH Briefing on electronic cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes are marketed as a cheaper, safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. As they do not produce smoke, research suggests that electronic cigarettes are relatively harmless in comparison with smoking.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 10/02/2016
Briefing: Smoking and surgery
This document was created by ASH, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Public Health. It was endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners. It has been designed for health professionals and commissioners, to provide clear advice and examples of good practice in relation to smoking and surgery.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 03/06/2016
Managing nicotine withdrawal in police custody
This briefing is designed for police custody officers. Its purpose is to share good practice around managing nicotine withdrawal of detainees whilst they are in police custody.
Author: ASH, NCSCT, PHE Published By: ASH Published : 14/04/2016
ASH Briefing: Health inequalities and smoking
This briefing explains why smoking is a major contributory factor and what can be done to reduce health inequalities caused by smoking.
Author: ASH Published By: Published : 31/03/2016
UK Tobacco Control Policy and Expenditure: An overview
Author: Published By: ASH Published : 18/02/2016
Cost of Social Care
ASH commissioned research has, for the first time, estimated the cost of smoking to the social care system. The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the wellbeing of smokers who need care on average nine years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority based on the size of their over 50s smoking population.
Changes to tobacco regulations 2016
A short guide to tobacco regulations that are due to be implemented in 2016/17.
Author: ASH/TSI Published By: Published : 10/05/2016
ASH Briefing: Developing a policy on contact with the tobacco industry
A briefing for Local Authorities to help them meet their obligations as parties to the World Health Organization treaty on tobacco, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC - article 5.3) and to the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 05/02/2015
ASH Briefing on smoke drift in the home and workplace
Troubled by neighbours’ smoke coming into your home? There is no easy solution but this briefing provides some practical steps you can take to minimise the problem.
Author: ASH Published By: Published : 05/12/2011
Foster care, adoption and smoking
A joint briefing from ASH and the Forstering Network.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 27/01/2016
Foster care, adoption and electronic cigarettes
A joint briefing from ASH and the Fostering Network.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 23/07/2014
ASH Briefing: Industry claims on point of sale display
This briefing debunks the various claims made to try and discredit the tobacco products display ban.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 28/03/2012
ASH Briefing on Tobacco Displays at the Point of Sale
Research shows that Point of Sale (PoS) display has a direct impact on young people’s smoking. In 2006, almost half (46%) of UK teenagers were aware of tobacco display at PoS and those professing an intention to smoke were more likely to recall brands that they had seen at the point of sale.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 19/12/2013
ASH Briefing: Local authority pension funds and investments in the tobacco industry
This briefing is a position statement by Action on Smoking and Health and FairPensions which aims
to inform stakeholders in local authority pensions, including councillors, pension fund members, local
taxpayers and pension fund trustees.
Author: ASH, Fair Pensions Published By: ASH Published : 20/01/2012
ASH Briefing on Tobacco Vending Machines
The sale of tobacco products from vending machines became illegal in England from 1 October 2011. This briefing explains the background to the law and why it was introduced.
Author: ASH Published By: ASH Published : 23/12/2011