The UK Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan for England, although health charities are already scrutinizing the the lack of clear targets and issues around funding to support the aim of a ‘smokefree generation’.
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Health professionals in Wales are calling for immediate action to better support those with mental ill health to quit smoking as figures show rates are 14% higher than in the general population.
New health statistics released today (Thursday 29th June) show the number of smokers in Wales has fallen to a record low of 19%, with a significant decrease in the most affluent areas.
A ban on smoking has been launched at school gates across Neath Port Talbot, declaring them cigarette-free zones.
Branded cigarettes and packs of ten will no longer be on sale from this weekend as new laws controlling the look and size of tobacco products are fully enforced.
New laws to protect children and young people from the harms of tobacco have been hailed as a major public health achievement by tobacco control campaign group ASH Wales.
A Cardiff shop owner who was caught with a quantity of illegal cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco and alcohol, has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.
Proposals by a leading health organisation calling for new social housing tenants to sign an agreement not to light up inside their home have been backed by tobacco control campaign group ASH Wales.
New stop smoking service Help Me Quit has launched this week, bringing together all the stop smoking brands in Wales to better support the 68% of smokers who'd like to quit the habit.