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“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.

The second awards for 'Excellence in Tobacco Control' were held at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay on November 28th to recognise the work going on in communities across Wales to reduce smoking prevalence.

Caerphilly Council banned smoking in almost 100 play areas across the county after a campaign by the local Youth Forum. Local schoolchildren entered a competition to design the signs to help enforce it and the winning entry was unveiled on July 17th!

Elen de Lacy, the Chief Executive of ASH Wales, was invited to be on the judging panel for the national Cut Films competition. Cut Films is a UK-wide competition which gives young people the opportunity to make a 2 minute short film on why their friends shouldn't smoke.