Posts Tagged ‘tobacco’

‘Fresh Start Wales’

Monday, February 6th, 2012

BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the new Welsh Government’s new campaign in calling for parents and carers not to smoke in vehicles while children are present. While some may see it as the Welsh Government encroaching on their individual space, we should all consider the individual space of children. Often completely dependent on their parents, [...]

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Calling time on cigarette vending machines

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

From today (1st Feb) pubs in Wales will be banned from selling cigarettes and tobacco from automatic vending machines. It will also be illegal to display adverts or pictures of tobacco on vending machines. This is great news and a positive step forward in preventing the sale of tobacco to children. Evidence shows that vending [...]

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The new Tobacco Control Action Plan for Wales

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

In the current economic climate it is essential that the government spends taxpayers’ money wisely – and on projects that will work. There are significant savings which the Welsh Government must make from the health budget over the next few years, so it is crucial that policies are part of a joined up, cross departmental [...]

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Tobacco display ban must not be clouded by news on plain packs

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Buchanan, Chief Executive of ASH Wales. While the UK Government continues to dither over whether to implement or repeal the legislation on the tobacco display ban there is yet more evidence, if more was indeed needed, on why they should reject the tobacco industry’s attempts to overturn the legislation.  New [...]

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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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Out of Sight: Out of Mind

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Yesterday saw a historic victory in preventing children and young people from taking up the deadly habit of smoking as Members of Parliament voted to end the display of tobacco at the point of sale AND to ban the sale of tobacco in vending machines. With most smokers becoming addicted before their mid-20s, it is [...]

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ARM – day four – rounding off with occupational health, tobacco and alcohol debates

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

To kick off the last session of the BMA’s 2009 ARM conference, members looked at the topic of occupational health, something which has been a pertinent issue at BMA Cymru Wales recently. We’ve been seeking assurances that the future of the Primary Care Support Service (PCSS), which is the ONLY occupational health service for doctors [...]

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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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Smoking displays ban doesn’t go far enough

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I do very much welcome the move by England’s Health Secretary to ban the open display of tobacco in shops across Wales and England. It should hopefully make smoking less accessible to youngsters. Research shows that point of sale displays does encourage youngsters to take up the deadly habit. I do however also understand that [...]

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