Press releases were issued in the run-up to the smoke-free law and beyond, keeping the public and media informed.
These press releases were issued between 19th October 2004 and 2nd April 2008.
Support for smoke-free public places continues to grow amongst the Welsh public on the anniversary (Wednesday, 2 April) of the introduction of the smoke free legislation in Wales.
Smoke-filled pubs, restaurants and workplaces will be consigned to the history books from today [Monday 2 April 2007] as the smoking ban in enclosed public places comes into force in Wales.
Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons applauded “the single most important public health measure” that the Assembly has addressed, as the final regulations were passed on a complete ban on smoking in all enclosed public places in Wales.
Businesses across Wales are being encouraged to try out being smoke-free next month in preparation for the smoking ban, which comes into effect on April 2nd 2007.
Following a comprehensive 12-week consultation the final draft smoke-free regulations were published today [28 November 2006] along with a full consultation report.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan today announced that the Assembly Government aims to ban smoking in all enclosed public places in Wales from 02 April 2007.
A ban on smoking in enclosed public places took another step forward in Wales today as a consultation on the draft regulations was launched by Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons.
Wales is now on the way to creating smoke-free enclosed public places Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons said today as the Health Bill was published.
Smoke-free public places in Wales are a step closer today as Health Minister Brian Gibbons gave his response to the recommendations of the ad-hoc Committee on the matter.
Today's Public Health White Paper is a crucial brick in the wall of the public health agenda we've been building in Wales Health Minister Jane Hutt said today.