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National No Smoking Day events held across Wales

Around one in four adults smoke in Wales Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Events are taking place across Wales today to mark National No Smoking Day 2013.

Recent figures show around one in four adults in Wales smoke.

According to the anti-smoking charity Ash Cymru, it is estimated that two in three smokers would like to give up the habit.


Call to ban smoking in playgrounds

It's five years since smoking in enclosed spaces was banned in Wales. Several more campaigns have followed, including one to discourage people smoking in cars with children. Today, an anti-smoking charity is urging a ban in children's play areas.

Elen de Lacy, Chief Executive of Ash Wales, explained further: "We're not talking about the whole park - just children's play areas", she said. "So how about not smoking in their space?"