WQ83339 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 08/09/2021

A wnaiff y Gweinidog roi'r wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am y grŵp gorchwyl a gorffen ar dybaco anghyfreithlon, y comisiynwyd y Bwrdd Strategol Rheoli Tybaco i'w sefydlu ym mis Gorffennaf 2017?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Dirprwy Weinidog Iechyd Meddwl a Llesiant | Wedi'i ateb ar 16/09/2021

The Welsh Government established the Illegal Tobacco Task and Finish group in 2016 to co-ordinate and review a programme dealing with illicit/illegal tobacco use in Wales. ASH Wales was commissioned to lead the first phase and they developed proposals for tackling illegal tobacco in Wales (the ‘Wales Illegal Tobacco Programme’). As a result of recommendations made in the ASH Wales report, a secondee from Trading Standards has been employed by Welsh Government to lead the programme. 

The supply of illegal tobacco undermines our tobacco control measures and also funds criminal activity in local communities. It is our aim to reduce the availability and demand for illegal tobacco as well as to increase community reporting and support enforcement. The Welsh Government intends to launch a public-facing communications campaign later in the year and is working with local authorities and wider stakeholders to communicate the details of the campaign, share resources and challenge them to prevent the sale of illegal tobacco.