News – UK – Wales Hospital and School Grounds – St David’s Day

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Smoking on hospital grounds, including Nevill Hall in Abergavenny (above), as well as school grounds and playgrounds in Wales, will be banned from Jan. March prohibited by law

Smoking on the premises of all Gwent hospitals is prohibited from Monday 1st March, banned under new Welsh laws

The same restriction applies to school grounds, public playgrounds, and day-care centers and childcare facilities outdoors

The new laws – through the Public Health Act (Wales) 2017 and the Smoke-Free Premises and Vehicles (Wales) Regulation 2020 – build on the smoking ban first introduced in Wales in 2007 and aim to protect more people from harmful secondhand smoke

For hospitals, smoking should be stopped near entrances, exits and other outdoor areas on the property

Anyone breaking the law by smoking on the hospital premises or in the above areas could face a £ 100 fine

“Preventing smoking on our hospital premises promotes a healthier environment, protects hospital users from harmful passive smoking and supports those who use NHS services to quit smoking,” said Judith Paget, executive director of the University of Aneurin Bevan Health Committee

“We know what damage smoking can cause to health So I look forward to the support of our staff, patients and visitors to ensure that we are all doing our part to build a healthier whale for the future ”

Making more places in Wales smoke-free is also said to help normalize smoking and reduce the chances of children and teenagers starting smoking in the first place

And the Welsh government is also planning changes in environments where current legislation does not have to be smoke-free

Over the next year, smoking rooms in venues like hotels and guest houses will be phased out, and standalone vacation rentals like cottages and caravans will also be smoke-free

Smoking bans for these will be implemented from 1 Introduced next March – and smoking rooms in mental health facilities in Wales must be closed by March 1st September 2022

Changes are being made to the legislation governing who can use certain smoking rooms in adult care homes and adult hospices Under certain circumstances, those who work in other people’s homes can work in a smoke-free environment

Anyone considering quitting is encouraged to seek assistance through the NHS free Help Me Quit service in Wales on 0800 085 2219.Alternatively, visit wwwhelpmequitWales for help and assistance, including access to free smoking cessation medication

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News – UK – Wales Hospital and School Grounds – St David’s Day
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Source: https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19107224.gwent-hospital-school-grounds—smoking-ban-march-1/