Wales’s only dedicated stop smoking service for young people has helped a record number of young smokers quit since securing funding from Welsh Government.
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The UK Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan for England, although health charities are already scrutinizing the the lack of clear targets and issues around funding to support the aim of a ‘smokefree generation’.
Health professionals in Wales are calling for immediate action to better support those with mental ill health to quit smoking as figures show rates are 14% higher than in the general population.
New health statistics released today (Thursday 29th June) show the number of smokers in Wales has fallen to a record low of 19%, with a significant decrease in the most affluent areas.
A ban on smoking has been launched at school gates across Neath Port Talbot, declaring them cigarette-free zones.
Branded cigarettes and packs of ten will no longer be on sale from this weekend as new laws controlling the look and size of tobacco products are fully enforced.
New laws to protect children and young people from the harms of tobacco have been hailed as a major public health achievement by tobacco control campaign group ASH Wales.
Proposals by a leading health organisation calling for new social housing tenants to sign an agreement not to light up inside their home have been backed by tobacco control campaign group ASH Wales.
There will be no smoking at this summer’s Urdd National Eisteddfod in support of a campaign to make Wales smokefree.