Quitting smoking is never going to be an easy task but it’s one that’s definitely worth fighting for. In case you were low on motivation we’ve prepared some reasons that might spur you on to take part in this year’s No Smoking Day.
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On Thursday 1st October our Deputy Chief Executive, Jamie Matthews and our Research and Policy Manager Manager, Dr Steven Macey gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the National Assembly for Wales on the Public Health (Wales) Bill.
From this month we are leading an Erasmus+ funded partnership which is the first project of its kind in Wales.
On 1st October a new law came into force, banning smoking in cars carrying under 18s.
Cut Films is an annual, national competition which gets young people to create a 2 minute film around smoking which they'd share with their friends.
We went to Pride Cymru in Cardiff this month to hand out surveys and find out whether smoking prevalence is higher within the LGBT community.
The Welsh Government is consulting on a temporary exemption to the smoking ban for 12 months in order for prisons to implement smokefree cells by April 2017.
The take-up of smoking among young people between the ages of 16 to 24 remains high. With 80% of current smokers starting before the age of 20, preventing smoking from a young age is essential.
From Thursday 1st October the new law banning smoking in cars carrying children will come into force in Wales. The Welsh Government and partners in England are running a public awareness campaign to alert drivers to this change and to the consequences if you are caught.