ASH Wales supports the UK government decision to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s and welcomes the development of such legislation in Wales. This is a rapidly growing market, and many brands appear to be marketing directly to young people.
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Health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales has welcomed a key vote by Assembly Members which paves the way for legislation that would ban glossy tobacco packaging aimed at young people.
On the first anniversary of its launch, Action on Smoking and Health Wales' Youth Project The Filter has launched its first mobile application, Distractor. The app can be downloaded for free, and provides a creative distraction to help young people manage their tobacco cravings, alongside in-app access to The Filter's information website and support service.
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".
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.