The chief executive of ASH Wales says there needs to be more investment to tackle the rising amounts of illegal tobacco being sold in Wales.
A new campaign by the organisation shows that nearly half of all welsh smokers have been offered illegal tobacco.
It says Wales has one of the largest illegal tobacco markets, compared to regions in England.
It is shocking that Wales has such a large illegal tobacco market. There needs to be investment and a comprehensive strategy to tackle the issue.
The North East of England also had high sales of illegal tobacco but investment and a concerted campaign with several partners working together has brought the level down to 9% compared to 15% in 2009.
Almost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco, according to research from campaign group ASH Wales.
A study into scale and extent of the illegal tobacco market in Wales found that 15 per cent of all tobacco sold here is illegal. The group says the findings suggest that a quarter of Welsh smokers buy illegal tobacco with almost 60 per cent of them buying at least once a month.
Wales has one of the largest illegal tobacco markets compared to each of the regions of England, the survey found.
Parents in Wales are over-estimating the number of young people who drink alcohol.
According to new figures, from the Alcohol Education Trust, less than a quarter of 11 to 15 year olds think its okay to get drunk.
But parents here thought the figure was much higher.
Official figures show there's currently a downward trend in the number of young people trying and drinking alcohol
A new investment of £500,000 in the latest high-tech cameras to help detect eye damage caused by diabetes has been announced by the Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM.
It's hoped the equipment will help save people's sight by detecting damage to the retina caused by diabetes.
The condition, known as diabetic retinopathy, causes sight loss and can eventually lead to blindness. The latest figures show that of the 115,528 people in Wales who were screened in 2013-14, 29.2 per cent were found to have diabetic retinopathy.
There are currently around 175,000 adults and children in Wales who are being treated for diabetes. We want to make sure those living with the condition have access to the best treatment and support available to help them manage their lives. This investment will mean people have access to the latest cameras available which are capable of detecting eye damage related to diabetes and, in many cases, will allow the Welsh NHS to take action to save a person's sight.
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