No Smoking Day is a positive initiative - CIEH

Publication Date: 9th March 2016

Subject: Public health

Wednesday 9 March is ‘No Smoking Day’ and CIEH’s Principal Policy Officer for Public Health, Ian Gray, said: 

“No Smoking Day is an extremely positive initiative as it raises awareness of the harm caused by smoking, helps reduce the number of smokers and further protects people being exposed to second-hand smoke.

“We enthusiastically support No Smoking Day and we will continue to actively contribute to consultations by the Department of Health to develop a new national tobacco plan in order to help reduce the number of smokers in the country.”

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