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Action on Smoking and Health

CharityWatch report issued
November 2017

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Action on Smoking and Health
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
2nd Floor
Washington , DC 20036

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To be a prime mover in domestic and global tobacco control through advocacy, communication, and the force of law.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 78%

The percentage of Action on Smoking and Health's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $25

How many dollars Action on Smoking and Health spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Action on Smoking and Health IRS Form 990 13-2603590
Action on Smoking and Health Audited Financial Statements 13-2603590
Entity: Action on Smoking and Health
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2603590
Entity: Action on Smoking and Health
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-2603590

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Action on Smoking and Health
meets governance benchmarks.
Action on Smoking and Health
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Laurent Huber Executive Director $219,685
2 Elizabeth Furgurson COO $134,643
3 Chris Bostic Deputy Director for Policy $131,450
Name: Laurent Huber
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $219,685
Name: Elizabeth Furgurson
Title: COO
Compensation: $134,643
Name: Chris Bostic
Title: Deputy Director for Policy
Compensation: $131,450

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) audit of December 31, 2016 (Note 9, Related Party Transactions):

"Leading up to December 31, 2015, ASH's Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and other ASH staff were involved in the operations of the Framework Convention Alliance (the FCA), a consortium of over 350 non-government organizations from more than 100 countries working on the development, ratification, and implementation of the international treaty, the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. ASH was a member of the FCA and supported the coalition with in-kind contributions as well as reimbursements for various expenses incurred in support of the FCA's global program of work, which aligned with ASH's mission. ASH's staff was not compensated by the FCA for their contributions. For the year ended December 31, 2015, expenses paid by ASH on behalf of the FCA totaled $250,548. At December 31, 2015, ASH dissolved their related party relationship with the FCA. On February 15, 2016, ASH provided a grant to the FCA to provide $100,000 in order to supplement the FCA's general operations in 2016."

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