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.
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Wales has the highest rate of smoking during pregnancy in the UK which is putting thousands of babies’ lives at risk, health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales has warned.
Youth groups from across Wales will be spending Wednesday 19th March creating events and activities as part of an international day of activism to speak out against the tobacco industry as part of Kick Butts Day.
Employers in North Wales are being urged to join the battle to bring smoking rates down this No Smoking Day (March 12th) by offering more workplace support to help their staff to quit.
Health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales has welcomed a key vote by Assembly Members which paves the way for legislation that would ban glossy tobacco packaging aimed at young people.
On the first anniversary of its launch, Action on Smoking and Health Wales' Youth Project The Filter has launched its first mobile application, Distractor. The app can be downloaded for free, and provides a creative distraction to help young people manage their tobacco cravings, alongside in-app access to The Filter's information website and support service.
Primary school children joined forces with members of the Welsh rugby squad today to call on people toQuit for Wales as part of a major campaign to reduce smoking rates in Wales and save lives.
Every employer in Wales must promote quit smoking support if the Welsh Government’s target of reducing smoking rates from 23% to 16% by 2020 is to be achieved, according to ASH Wales.
A new report published by ASH Wales ahead of ‘Stoptober’ reveals that smoking costs the economy in Wales £790.66m a year, putting increasing pressure on businesses and the health service.