The second awards for 'Excellence in Tobacco Control' were held at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay on November 28th to recognise the work going on in communities across Wales to reduce smoking prevalence.
ITV Wales's health correspondent Mariclare Carey-Jones presented the winners with their awards at the Wales Tobacco or Health Network's (WTHN) final event of 2012.
Here are our winners:
Category: Organisations working with and for young people
Winner: Gwynedd Youth Service
The winning project was a youth prevention programme called 'Smoking the Facts' which was based on de-glamorising smoking, raising the dangers of second hand smoke and the need for a clean smoke-free environment. Gwynedd youth service, in partnership with the health and wellbeing department of the local authority worked with young people to produce an educational tobacco control pack which could be used in settings with young people.
Category:Voluntary Sector Organisations and professional bodies
Winner: Bonymaen Communities First
The project involved the development of an educational DVD supporting smoke-free homes based on mocked up scenes from the 1940s. The film aimed to illustrate the risks associated with second hand smoke and the practical steps smokers can take to make their homes smoke-free. The DVD is part of training being delivered to all Flying Start youth workers across the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.
Category: Private Sector Organisations
Winner: Cynthia Smith, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager at South Hook LNGin Pembrokeshire
Cynthia led an initiative to reduce the number of smokers in her workplace by facilitating health and wellbeing days and providing signposting to services and information for those who want to quit.
Category: Adult and Youth Advocates
Winner: Caerphilly Youth Forum
The Youth Forum developed, project managed and implemented a campaign to protect their local parks with a passion and determination to make a real difference to their area. The project aimed to raise awareness about issues affecting Caerphilly's parks including smoking and litter. By the end of September 2012 all 97 children's play areas in the borough had a smoke-free sign on entry.