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Indoor smoking ban | Campaigning and advocacy for charities in Wales | Wales Networking Group | 23 Jan 2019

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Beth Mahoney, marketing and communications manager, ASH Cymru

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Indoor smoking ban | Campaigning and advocacy for charities in Wales | Wales Networking Group | 23 Jan 2019

  1. 1. SMOKING BANS Beth Mahoney - ASH Wales Marketing and Communications Manager
  2. 2. £300 MILLION A YEAR COST TO THE NHS IN WALES CLASSROOM OF CHILDREN TAKE UP SMOKING EVERY DAY 28% PREVALENCE IN THE POOREST COMMUNITIES 5,000 TOBACCO RELATED DEATHS IN WALES EVERY YEAR THE PROBLEM
  3. 3. BAN ON SMOKING IN INDOOR PUBLIC PLACES, WALES 2007 WHY? • SECOND-HAND SMOKE • PEOPLE WHO WORK IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS WHERE PEOPLE SMOKE • DE-NORMALISE SMOKING
  4. 4. CHALLENGES & CONTROVERSY • POLICING • PUBS CLOSING • MORE PEOPLE (AND PARENTS) SMOKING IN THE HOME • EROSION OF CIVIL LIBERTIES
  5. 5. BENEFITS SINCE THE BAN • SMOKING THE HOME DROPPED FROM 80% TO 46% • LESS ASTHMA RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AMONGST CHILDREN • 5% LESS PEOPLE SMOKED • TEENAGE SMOKING REDUCED • PUBLIC BACKING • IMPROVED HEALTH OF BAR WORKERS • DECREASE IN HEART ATTACKS
  6. 6. FURTHER LEGISLATION SINCE 2007 • TOBACCO PURCHASE AGE RAISED FROM 16 TO 18 • DISPLAY OF TOBACCO PROHIBITED IN SHOPS • NO VENDING MACHINES • NO SMOKING IN CAR WITH CHILDREN • PRISONS SMOKEFREE
  7. 7. MOVING FORWARD • WALES WILL BECOME THE FIRST NATION IN THE UK TO BAN SMOKING IN OUTDOOR SPACES: • SCHOOL GROUNDS • PLAYGROUNDS • HOSPITAL GROUNDS • BAN SMOKING IN OUTDOOR AREAS OF CAFES, PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND TOWN CENTRES?
  8. 8. ASH WALES WORK • ANNUAL SURVEYS ON ATTITUDES TOWARDS TOBACCO CONTROL IN WALES • WALES TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE (WTCA) • RESPOND TO CONSULTATIONS (WITH WTCA ENDORSEMENT)
  9. 9. ASH WALES WORK • CROSS PARTY GROUP FOR SMOKING AND HEALTH • WALES TOBACCO OR HEALTH NETWORK (WTHN) • MEDIA STORIES AND CAMPAIGNS TO INFLUENCE PUBLIC OPINION
  10. 10. SMOKEFREE PLAYGROUNDS • STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT DEMONSTRATED ON SURVEYS • ASH WALES WORKED WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO IMPOSE VOLUNTARY BANS • GATHERED FEEDBACK • SUBMITTED RESPONSES TO PUBLIC HEALTH WALES BILL
  11. 11. SMOKEFREE SPACES • SMOKEFREE BEACHES • SMOKEFREE SCHOOL GATES • SMOKEFREE UNIVERSITIES • SMOKEFREE SIDELINES
  12. 12. THANKS!
  13. 13. Campaigning and advocacy for charities in Wales Wales Networking Group 23 January 2019 Cardiff #CCwales Sponsored by
  14. 14. Visit the CharityComms website to view slides from past events, see what events we have coming up and to check out what else we do: www.charitycomms.org.uk

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