This Valentine’s day the Smokefree Action Coalition is calling on the UK Government to take action and “have a heart” by committing to legislation to make all tobacco packaging standard. Today is the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the ban on tobacco advertising and the seventh anniversary of the Commons vote for smokefree legislation.
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The Wales Tobacco Control Alliance has warned it intends to hold key agencies, including the Welsh Government, to account on its responsibilities in the national tobacco strategy, which includes improving smoking cessation services and reducing the harm caused by second hand smoke, particularly to children.
Public health charity Action on Smoking and Health in Wales has welcomed the new law that comes into force today banning the display of tobacco in supermarkets and other large shops in Wales.
Any exemptions to the smoking ban in Wales will destroy Wales’ credibility on public health and destabilise smoking legislation across the UK.
Research by public health charity Action on Smoking and Health in Wales has revealed that smoking is costing Welsh businesses an estimated £88.4m a year, putting added pressure on already cash-strapped companies.
ASH Wales awarded BIG Lottery funding to create Wales’s first smoking cessation service for young people
ASH Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government’s ambitious plans to reduce adult smoking rates to 16% by 2020 as one of a range of measures announced by the Health Minister during a debate at the Senedd yesterday.
ASH Wales will create the UK’s first social media youth smoking prevention programme to help combat youth smoking in Wales.
Research released by the British Medical Association (BMA) provides strong evidence that smoking in cars is harmful to non smoking passengers, with children and the elderly particularly vulnerable.