Wales has the highest rate of smoking during pregnancy in the UK which is putting thousands of babies’ lives at risk, health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales has warned.
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Youth groups from across Wales will be spending Wednesday 19th March creating events and activities as part of an international day of activism to speak out against the tobacco industry as part of Kick Butts Day.
Employers in North Wales are being urged to join the battle to bring smoking rates down this No Smoking Day (March 12th) by offering more workplace support to help their staff to quit.
We welcome yesterday afternoon’s vote in the National Assembly which paves the way for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children across the UK.
We welcome a key vote by Assembly Members which paves the way for legislation across the UK that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s and make it illegal to buy tobacco on behalf of a child.
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.
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".