Record Details

NGOASH (Action on Smoking and Health)

ASH, 102 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4HW

Telephone(0)20 7739 5902
Background Information

Founded by the Royal College of Physicians, ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) describes itself as "a campaigning public health charity [no. 262067] working for a comprehensive societal response to tobacco aimed at achieving a sharp reduction and eventual elimination of the health problems caused by tobacco." It seeks a much greater societal, and particularly governmental, effort in this area. Among its goals are an advertising ban, increased tobacco taxes, greater efforts towards both cessation and the protection of non-smokers, and providing more health information to smokers. Source:

Year Created1971
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related Organisations

National Heart Forum; Framework Convention Alliance (set up to coordinate NGO action to assist in the implementation of the global treaty on tobacco, the FCTC).

KeywordsAddiction and recreational drugs; Environment and conservation; Ill-Health, medicine, counselling and rehabilitation; Media & telecommunications.
Last Edited ByRC at 10/11/2010 13:35:58