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Anglesey council will launch a visionary smokefree initiative today by banning smoking in playgrounds as well as in leisure centre grounds and outside primary and secondary schools.

“We are delighted that plans to dilute the smoking ban in Wales have been dropped by the Welsh Government. The smoking ban has always been about protecting public health and all workers in Wales have a right to be protected from the harm of second hand smoke, wherever they work."

‘All workers in Wales have the right to be protected from the harm of second hand smoke.’That was the key message delivered by ASH Wales in the Senedd today (January 22nd) as we gave evidence to two Assembly Committees deliberating the issue of whether to create an amendment to Wales’s flagship smoke-free premises legislation for the creative industries.

The first quit smoking advice and support service dedicated to 11-25 year olds will be officially launched in Cardiff later today, with the aim of reducing the number of children who start smoking each year in Wales.