Posts Tagged ‘smoking ban’

Keep the ban

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Dr Tony Calland, Chairman of the BMA’s Medical Ethics Committee gave evidence this morning to the Sub-Committee on smoke free premises. If you didn’t see the evidence session, take a moment to read this blog post written by Dr Calland about why we must keep the ban and not amend Wales’s smoke-free premises legislation for [...]

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Keep the Ban

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

By Professor Steve Tomlinson, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Cardiff University and Chairman of ASH Wales Wales’s smoke-free premises legislation has proved to be one of our most successful public health measures, now accepted by more than 80% of the public, and a clear signal that Wales is tough on tobacco. Although Wales once led calls [...]

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BMA Cymru Wales supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You may have read this article in the news today. BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. Anything that can be done to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and ill-health as a result of smoking must be given serious consideration. Exposure of non-smokers to second [...]

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Blog worth reading and poll worth voting on

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Nick Nunn, I applaud you and your blog, you take the words right out of my mouth! And don’t forget, there’s still time to vote on our poll on this matter, see the right hand side of this page, let me know what you think. Share:

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Time to stub it on hospital grounds in Wales

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

On the second anniversary of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces in Wales, isn’t it about time it’s extended to all hospital grounds? The situation with this at the moment is that some Welsh NHS Trusts operate voluntary codes, but these aren’t enforceable by any laws or fines. The BMA in Wales has [...]

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National No Smoking Day is still needed

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

It’s that time of year again when smokers are urged to kick the habit. Some people may be surprised that we still have such National Days as, fortunately, many of us never come into contact with cigarettes and smoking since the introduction of the smoking ban in Wales. National No Smoking Day is still very [...]

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