Action on Smoking and Health Wales has welcomed the start of the consultation on standardised packaging for cigarettes and tobacco. The UK Department of Health today published the draft regulations which will lead to the introduction of standardised packaging across the UK in May 2016.
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The first summit on electronic cigarettes in Wales is being held today in Swansea. One of the world’s leading experts on e-cigarettes will challenge the concern that e-cigarettes are a gateway for young people to smoke conventional tobacco cigarettes.
Young cricketers will kick off a new campaign called #ShareTheAir by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales later today to make more public spaces in Wales smokefree.
The UK government has announced that it is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs. The decision announced today followed the publication of an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler which found that standardised packaging was "very likely to have a positive impact" on public health and in stopping children from starting to smoke.
Action on Smoking and Health Wales welcomes the release of the Public Health White Paper. We are delighted to see the inclusion of a number of tobacco control measures such as a retail register for tobacco which will help to combat the problem of tobacco sales to under-18s.
Quitex was an on-line decision-making tool aimed at encouraging smokers to make a quit attempt. It was designed to take a user through a series of decisions that will result in them setting a quit date.
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.
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.