A new respiratory health plan launched today by Wales’ Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has been welcomed by tobacco control charity ASH Wales.
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a new position statement on the use of electronic cigarettes to quit smoking.
A stop smoking project led by Welsh teenagers today (Thursday 21st September) celebrated engaging with over 1,100 young people across Europe with a showcase event in Cardiff Bay.
Cardiff Metropolitan's plans to become Wales’ first smokefree university have been officially launched by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans.
An action plan tackling smoking rates across Wales has been launched following partnership work by leading health organisations and Welsh Government.
Wales’s only dedicated stop smoking service for young people has helped a record number of young smokers quit since securing funding from Welsh Government.
The UK Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan for England, although health charities are already scrutinizing the the lack of clear targets and issues around funding to support the aim of a ‘smokefree generation’.
Health professionals in Wales are calling for immediate action to better support those with mental ill health to quit smoking as figures show rates are 14% higher than in the general population.
New health statistics released today (Thursday 29th June) show the number of smokers in Wales has fallen to a record low of 19%, with a significant decrease in the most affluent areas.