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A Resized Quitting Smoking Image cbSeptember 25 2017

The Welsh Government has set out measures to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020. It’s new three-year Tobacco Control Delivery Plan also includes proposals around:

  • introducing a statutory ban on smoking in hospital grounds, school grounds, public playgrounds and outdoor care settings for children by summer 2019;
  • helping more smokers to quit by encouraging the use of integrated smoking cessation services;
  • strengthening referral pathways to smoking cessation services, particularly for groups with high smoking prevalence.

Date from the National Survey for Wales 2016-17 “showed that 19% of adults smoked; a significant reduction from 25% in 2005-6. This exceeded the Welsh Government target of reducing smoking rates to 20% by 2016,”

The survey also recorded that around 6 in 10 smokers in Wales want to quit, and 4 in 10 have made an attempt to quit in the last year. “Large numbers of these individuals ‘go-it-alone’, yet this is the least effective method of quitting. In order to achieve a further reduction in adult smoking levels in Wales, more need to be motivated to quit and to be encouraged to use cessation services that are already available,” said the Welsh Government.

Public Health Minister, Rebecca Evans added: “The Tobacco Control Delivery Plan 2017-2020 aims to make smoking cessation services provided by healthcare professionals more accessible. Reducing the rate of smoking will in turn reduce the number of number of people exposed to second hand smoke.

Smoking causes approximately 5,450 deaths each year in Wales, costing the NHS an estimated £302m annually.

Links:
Welsh Government announcement       
Welsh Government Tobacco Control Action Plan          

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