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.
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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.
A review of the evidence published by Public Health England (PHE) shows that electronic cigarettes offer a much safer alternative to smoking and more should be done to encourage smokers to switch.
ASH Wales Cymru welcomes the tobacco retail register featured in the Public Health Bill, introduced into the National Assembly for Wales today.
ASH Wales Cymru has welcomed the successful vote today in the National Assembly for Wales, banning people from smoking in cars when children are present.
The UK Government is set to press ahead with plans to introduce plain packaging, following a vote in favour of the regulations in Parliament this afternoon (Wednesday 11th March).
ASH Wales welcomes today’s Welsh Government announcement to prohibit smoking in cars with children in Wales, the ban will come into force from October 2015.