ASH Wales are pleased that the Welsh Government has responded positively to the evidence put before them with regards to the Public Health Bill and e-cigarettes.
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Plain or ‘standardised’ packaging will have all the attractive features and branding removed.
European Court of Justice rules Tobacco Products Directive is lawful – gives backing to UK’s policy on standardised packaging.
One of Swansea’s picturesque beaches will become smokefree from today (27th April) after Swansea Council launched a ban on smoking.
From 20th May 2016 laws surrounding tobacco packaging will change. From this date all tobacco products manufactured for sale in the UK must comply with the new laws.
ASH Wales Cymru is disappointed after the Public Health Bill fell at the last hurdle meaning robust tobacco control measures contained in the proposed legislation maybe lost.
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.
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.
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.