ASH Wales Cymru welcomes the UK Government’s announcement in today’s Budget to increase tax on cigarettes by 2% above inflation whilst also raising the tax on hand rolling tobacco to 5% above inflation.
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Specialist tobacco detection dogs will take to the streets of Cardiff on Friday (4th March) to encourage the public to get involved in the fight against illegal tobacco in Wales.
Quitting smoking is never going to be an easy task but it’s one that’s definitely worth fighting for. In case you were low on motivation we’ve prepared some reasons that might spur you on to take part in this year’s No Smoking Day.
On Thursday 1st October our Deputy Chief Executive, Jamie Matthews and our Research and Policy Manager Manager, Dr Steven Macey gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the National Assembly for Wales on the Public Health (Wales) Bill.
From this month we are leading an Erasmus+ funded partnership which is the first project of its kind in Wales.
On 1st October a new law came into force, banning smoking in cars carrying under 18s.
Cut Films is an annual, national competition which gets young people to create a 2 minute film around smoking which they'd share with their friends.
We went to Pride Cymru in Cardiff this month to hand out surveys and find out whether smoking prevalence is higher within the LGBT community.
The Welsh Government is consulting on a temporary exemption to the smoking ban for 12 months in order for prisons to implement smokefree cells by April 2017.