Mae’r unig wasanaeth rhoi’r gorau i smygu penodol i bobl ifanc yng Nghymru wedi helpu nifer ddigynsail o smygwyr ifanc i roi’r gorau iddi ar ôl sicrhau cyllid gan Lywodraeth Cymru.
Dros flwyddyn gyntaf rhaglen Commit to Quit, mae 124 o’r 334 o bobl ifanc a gymerodd ran wedi rhoi’r gorau iddi am byth.
Hefyd, dywedodd 83% fod o leiaf un aelod o’u teulu yn smygu a dywedodd mwy na 60% eu bod wedi smygu tybaco rhad, a hwnnw’n aml yn anghyfreithlon gan olygu ei fod yn osgoi mesurau diogelwch, rhybuddion iechyd a threthi.
Meddai Prif Weithredwr ASH Cymru, Suzanne Cass: “Most adult smokers begin experimenting with tobacco in their teenage years and that’s why it is vitally important a targeted service, such as Commit to Quit, is available for young people to give them the facts about tobacco and the deadly harm it causes.
“Our work is all about fitting the specific needs of young people – we go where they hangout, we get their friends involved and we don’t ever judge or patronise them. Thanks to the funding from the Welsh Government, we helped hundreds of teens to lower the amount they smoke or stop altogether.”
Dywedodd Gweinidog Iechyd y Cyhoedd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol, Rebecca Evans: “Smoking is damaging to people’s health whatever their age. Across Wales, the number of people kicking the habit is increasing, but there is always more to be done reduce the number of people smoking even further.
“The positive progress ASH Wales has been made in helping young people quit smoking is something I welcome. It is crucial that young people fully understand the dangers of smoking early, so they can make healthy life choices for their futures.”