New statistics, released by Welsh Government, show the number of smokers in Wales has failed to decrease with a fifth of all adults still smoking.
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Sniffer dogs and Trading Standards officers will be on the streets of Port Talbot asking the public to tell them what they know about the sale of illegal tobacco in their communities.
Wales is set to be the first country in the UK to extend its smoking ban to outdoor areas, with smoke-free areas expected to be in place in hospital grounds, school grounds and playgrounds by summer 2019.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness week runs from 14th to 20th May and its theme centres around tackling stress, often linked to smoking.
Smokers celebrating Ramadan are being encouraged to get support and advice to quit smoking for the holy month which begins today (Tuesday 15th May).
GPs and practice staff across City and Bay Health in Swansea are taking part in a new pilot project offering free breath tests and support for smokers to help them quit.
The connection between smoking and asthma and its impact is evident when we consider 28% of asthma deaths in the UK occur as a result of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Tobacco control charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales is supporting a submission to the UK Government warning that smoking on TV and in films encourages children to take up smoking.
A tobacco control alliance is backing calls for a Wales-wide programme to tackle the illegal tobacco problem in Wales.