Archive for October, 2011

Cigarette vending machines – banned!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Fantastic news yesterday that the Welsh Government has now banned cigarette vending machines in Wales. Displaying packets of cigarettes in shops and vending machines contribute to normalising the habit – and they also encourage the onset of smoking. With most smokers becoming addicted before their mid 20s, it’s essential that we try and prevent young [...]

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Have you booked your flu jab?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

My thanks to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Jewell, our guest blogger today for his piece on flu jabs. As Chief Medical Officer, I take my duties very seriously. I’m often advising people in Wales what they shouldn’t do – you shouldn’t smoke, you shouldn’t eat too much fat, too much sugar or drink too much [...]

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Forensic Medicine in Wales

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed the debate following our seminar last week on forensic medicine in Wales. It was particularly pleasing to note support from the Chief Medical Officer Tony Jewell for the broad aims of our vision. For some time we have been concerned with the disproportionate number of people entering the criminal justice system with [...]

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