ASH Wales has welcomed the UK Government's decision to put standard packs back on the political agenda as a "victory for parliament and for public health".
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Primary school children joined forces with members of the Welsh rugby squad today to call on people toQuit for Wales as part of a major campaign to reduce smoking rates in Wales and save lives.
Every employer in Wales must promote quit smoking support if the Welsh Government’s target of reducing smoking rates from 23% to 16% by 2020 is to be achieved, according to ASH Wales.
ASH Wales congratulates the European Parliament on its vote to approve a mandate for negotiations to proceed on a revised Tobacco Products Directive.
ASH Wales will be supporting the Welsh Government with the quit smoking campaign that has prompted more quit attempts than any other. Stoptober was launched in 2012, and was the first mass quit attempt campaign of its kind
A new report published by ASH Wales ahead of ‘Stoptober’ reveals that smoking costs the economy in Wales £790.66m a year, putting increasing pressure on businesses and the health service.
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.
Wrexham have taken the bold step of banning smoking in their playgrounds to protect children from the harm of second hand smoke and the perception that smoking is a harmless activity.
Elen de Lacy, Chief Executive of ASH Wales said: “We are extremely disappointed that the UK Government has lost this vital opportunity to end tobacco marketing aimed at our young people.