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WTHN Conference 2019 – “Who can afford to smoke?”

Venue: Cornerstone Church, Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2SF
Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 9.30am – 1pm (lunch included)

The 2019 conference will focus on the financial burden of smoking.  We will explore how services and organisations who are regularly working with families in the community can use their expertise  to raise awareness about the savings that can be made by stopping smoking and for those who want to quit, helping them to access local stop smoking services.

This event will provide an opportunity to hear presentations from community organisations and frontline workers who are already working to improve the health and wellbeing of people in this way.  We will also hold round table discussions so people can contribute to the debate, share best practice and explore the challenges of supporting individuals coping with complex wellbeing issues.

To attend please register your interest with julie@ashwales.org.uk.

About

The Wales Tobacco or Health Network (WTHN) is a network for all individuals in Wales with an interest in tobacco and with an interest in the wider determinants of health and health inequalities. Increasingly, the links between tobacco use and a range of other health and wellbeing issues are being further researched and understood. The network not only focuses on smoking and tobacco control but also on the wider issues surrounding smoking and tobacco use.

The meetings cover issues such as:

  • Smoking cessation, smokefree spaces, illegal tobacco, electronic cigarettes, niche tobacco and prevention interventions
  • The link between tobacco use and increased tobacco consumption
  • How tobacco use contributes to child poverty
  • The link between tobacco use and mental health
  • Ensuring under-represented and non-represented groups are able to access health promotion and treatment services
  • Addressing multiple risk behaviours in young people

Why Join

Access to networking and training opportunities to benefit their professional and personal development

Help to reduce the harm caused by tobacco in Wales by informing and influencing policy development and implementation

Receive our monthly e-newsletter. We encourage members to contribute to the newsletter with views, opinions and issues.

Receive support and guidance to areas of work that are of common interest. We can help to pool resources and share best practice.

Who can join?

The network is open to individuals and is not organisationally representative. Members are welcome from many organisations and sectors, including academia, the tobacco control community, education, government, healthcare, industry, local government, the media, the NHS, public health, and the private and voluntary sectors.

There are enormous benefits to joining the Network, and crucially, given the current economic situation, membership is free. The Network will exist to support members by providing and improving access to information, and by providing a forum for sharing knowledge and good practice, enabling members to learn from each other.

How to join?

To join the Wales Tobacco or Health Network or for more information, please contact: enquiries@ashwales.org.uk

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