News – UK – Powys School and Playgrounds will be open from Jan. March smoke free


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School grounds and public playgrounds across Powys will be under the new rules, which will come into effect on Jan. March to be introduced, smoke free

The laws that govern St. David’s Day will be rolled out across Wales, build on the smoking ban introduced in 2007 and will protect more people from the effects of second-hand smoking and help those who try to quit

The school grounds and public playgrounds, as well as the outdoor areas of daycare and childcare facilities, and the hospital grounds are smoke free. Anyone breaking the law can face a £ 100 fine

Wales is the first part of the UK to ban smoking in these areas, thereby denormalizing smoking and reducing the likelihood that children and young people will start smoking in the first place – which ultimately saves lives

Councilor Rosemarie Harris, Chairwoman of Powys County Council, said, “We know that smoking can be harmful and I look forward to serving those who visit our playgrounds, as well as the staff, parents, guardians and visitors who visit our schools and Care institutions use attitudes towards children to ensure that we are all doing our part in building a healthier future ”

Many smokers have already been motivated to quit because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is hoped that this new legislation will encourage even more to quit With support is the best chance to quit for good

Suzanne Cass, Managing Director of ASH Wales, a smoke-free organization, said: Those who start smoking later in life are twice as likely to continue smoking and they are more likely to become heavier smokers

“From the latest ASH Wales YouGov survey, we know that 81 percent of adult smokers in Wales were 18 years or younger when they tried their first cigarette. It is vital that we prevent young people from moving from one day to the next Generation of smokers

“We hope this legislation will pave the way for more public spaces in Wales to go smoke-free”

Those seeking help to quit smoking can access Wales Free NHS Support on 0800 085 2219helpmequitWales for help and assistance, including access to free smoking cessation medication

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News – GB – Powy’s school and playgrounds will be open from March 1st March smoke free
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