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Tenovus Cancer Care welcomes Public Health Wales Bill

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At Tenovus Cancer Care, we welcome the Public Health Wales Bill published yesterday which proposes a ban on smoking in playgrounds.

The new Bill comes 14 months after the original which looked at a partial ban on e-cigarettes and was turned down by AMs.

Rhian Edwards, Director of Research and Support at Tenovus Cancer Care, said:

“We welcome the announcement that smoking will be banned at hospitals, playgrounds and school grounds, and that the Welsh Government will be introducing a strategy to reduce the levels in obesity in Wales. We know that as many as four in ten cancers in Wales are preventable and that smoking and obesity are big contributing factors to the incidence of cancer, so today’s announcement is a big step in the right direction.

“It is vital that people in Wales continue to be educated about how lifestyle choices and making the effort to take exercise makes a real difference to their likelihood of developing cancer, and it could be prevented. Tenovus Cancer Care’s health check raises awareness of how lifestyle choices and symptom awareness can have a huge impact on the incidence and survival rates of cancer. It’s vital we address these issues if Wales is to be a happy and healthy place to live.”

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, Tenovus Cancer Care can offer help and support. To find out more call the Tenovus Cancer Care free Support Line on 0808 808 1010.