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Action on Smoking and Health

MISSION

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) envisions a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease and death. ASH is not anti-smoker — it is anti-tobacco. ASH is a leader in this movement and has been since its inception in 1967. ASH is a nonprofit that thinks locally and acts globally. To be a prime mover in domestic and global tobacco control through advocacy, communication, the force of law and our essential partnership with the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES

ASH has been supporting the global war on tobacco by working with and supporting the Framework Convention Alliance, a coalition made up of more than 500 organizations in over 100 countries. All of the organizations work together to enforce and effectuate the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) — the world’s first international public health treaty.

THE RESULTS

Starting in 2003 and through 2015 ASH provided the FCA with its first Executive Director, hence providing resources, leadership and direction to the Framework Convention Alliance. As of January 1, 2016, ASH passed the FCA’s leadership on to HealthBridge Canada. ASH will continue to work with the FCA and its incoming director with the aim of accelerating the implementation of the life-saving measures of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).