ASH at 50

ASH at 50

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH was established in January 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians. We do not attack smokers or condemn smoking. The organisation is headed by the Chief Executive, Deborah Arnott, and governed by a Board of Trustees. The Duke of Gloucester is the patron.

Their  aim to be innovative and agenda setting in our work, our policies are always evidence based and follow a dual approach:

  • Information and networking: To develop opinion and awareness about the “tobacco epidemic”

  • Advocacy and campaigning: To press for policy measures that will reduce the burden of addiction, disease and premature death attributable to tobacco.

ASH has published a webpage bringing together all of the reflections and resources as ASH celebrated its 50th birthday in 2021.

The page includes a recording of the ASH 50th anniversary event, a commemoration reel celebrating some of the lives lost to smoking, and a video

reflecting on 50 years of ASH. You can check out the webpage below.

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