UK first as children’s playgrounds set to be smoke-free

New smoke-free restrictions for school grounds, hospital grounds, public playgrounds and outdoor children's care settings are due to come into effect from 1 March 2021, the Health Minister has announced.

This will make Wales the first country in the UK to legislate for bans on smoking at playgrounds and school grounds.

The new smoke-free measures aim to protect people's health from the harms of second-hand smoke and further de-normalise smoking behaviours for children and young people.