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.
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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.
Action on Smoking and Health in Wales (ASH Wales) has welcomed the announcement by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that e-cigarettes sold in the UK are to be regulated by the MHRA.
Swansea have taken the bold step of banning smoking in their playgrounds to protect children from the harm of second hand smoke and the perception that smoking is a harmless activity.
ASH Wales has expressed deep disappointment that the UK Government has decided not to pursue standard packaging for tobacco in its legislative programme.
Young people will campaign in body bags at Yale College in Wrexham on March 20th to urge their friends not to become the tobacco industry’s next generation of smokers.
Young campaigners from the Filter, Wales’s only dedicated smoking cessation service for 11-25 year olds will gather at Aberystwyth University on March 13th to encourage students to quit the ash and keep their cash.
This Valentine’s day the Smokefree Action Coalition is calling on the UK Government to take action and “have a heart” by committing to legislation to make all tobacco packaging standard. Today is the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the ban on tobacco advertising and the seventh anniversary of the Commons vote for smokefree legislation.