ASH Wales welcomes the report released today by the London Health Commission recommending that open spaces in London, including parks and public squares, should become smokefree. The organisation is now calling for the same in Wales.
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The Filter, ASH Wales’ flagship youth stop smoking service, is to launch its latest campaign this week, using popular image-sharing application Snapchat to connect young people with advice and support to help them quit smoking.
Almost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco to buy and 15% of all tobacco sold in Wales is illegal, according to new research published by ASH Wales. Wales has one of the largest illegal tobacco markets compared to each of the English regions.
ASH Wales welcomes the announcement today of the consultation on banning smoking in cars with children under 18 present.
Action on Smoking and Health Wales has welcomed the start of the consultation on standardised packaging for cigarettes and tobacco. The UK Department of Health today published the draft regulations which will lead to the introduction of standardised packaging across the UK in May 2016.
The first summit on electronic cigarettes in Wales is being held today in Swansea. One of the world’s leading experts on e-cigarettes will challenge the concern that e-cigarettes are a gateway for young people to smoke conventional tobacco cigarettes.
Young cricketers will kick off a new campaign called #ShareTheAir by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales later today to make more public spaces in Wales smokefree.
The UK government has announced that it is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs. The decision announced today followed the publication of an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler which found that standardised packaging was "very likely to have a positive impact" on public health and in stopping children from starting to smoke.
Action on Smoking and Health Wales welcomes the release of the Public Health White Paper. We are delighted to see the inclusion of a number of tobacco control measures such as a retail register for tobacco which will help to combat the problem of tobacco sales to under-18s.