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.
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Health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales has welcomed a key vote by Assembly Members which paves the way for legislation that would ban glossy tobacco packaging aimed at young people.
On the first anniversary of its launch, Action on Smoking and Health Wales' Youth Project The Filter has launched its first mobile application, Distractor. The app can be downloaded for free, and provides a creative distraction to help young people manage their tobacco cravings, alongside in-app access to The Filter's information website and support service.
Primary school children joined forces with members of the Welsh rugby squad today to call on people toQuit for Wales as part of a major campaign to reduce smoking rates in Wales and save lives.
Every employer in Wales must promote quit smoking support if the Welsh Government’s target of reducing smoking rates from 23% to 16% by 2020 is to be achieved, according to ASH Wales.
A new report published by ASH Wales ahead of ‘Stoptober’ reveals that smoking costs the economy in Wales £790.66m a year, putting increasing pressure on businesses and the health service.
Action on Smoking and Health in Wales (ASH Wales) has welcomed the announcement by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that e-cigarettes sold in the UK are to be regulated by the MHRA.
Swansea have taken the bold step of banning smoking in their playgrounds to protect children from the harm of second hand smoke and the perception that smoking is a harmless activity.
ASH Wales has expressed deep disappointment that the UK Government has decided not to pursue standard packaging for tobacco in its legislative programme.