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12/02/2017

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A major study shows children and young people in Wales are almost

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twice as likely to try an e-cigarette, rather than tobacco.

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Research by Cardiff University found that over 18% of 11 to 16 years olds

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The findings are "disappointing", says the Welsh Government.

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So, this is quite a common form of e-cigarette these days.

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And increasingly, e-cigarettes in general are becoming more common.

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Good news for this e-cig company in Swansea, who operate

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We have a Challenge 25 policy, where we train our staff

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to challenge anyone who looks under 25 and to ensure we are not

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We don't want to be selling to youths.

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But according to research by Cardiff University,

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more and more young people are experimenting with e-cigarettes.

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A survey of more than 32,000 children aged between 11 and 16

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showed that students were nearly twice as likely to have used

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e-cigarettes as compared to smoking tobacco.

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2.7% of those that took part said they used

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The Welsh Government had intended to ban the use of e-cigarettes

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That proposal failed and the plans have now been shelved,

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but responding to this research, the Government said

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it's disappointing to see experimentation with e-cigarettes

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In a bid to stop e-cigarettes from appealing to children,

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health officials have already called for a ban on the sale

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of confectionery-like flavours for the devices.

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Irrespective of what we feel about e-cigarettes and their possible

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relationship to smoking, or in fact other drug use,

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it's actually not a good thing in and of itself.

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And large numbers of young people using e-cigarettes

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on a regular basis, we think, is something we should

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It's a potential public health issue for an industry

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Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's

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He told the BBC's Sunday Politics Wales programme it's turned Tory

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divisions over Europe into a problem for Labour.

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More than 40 Labour MPs - eight from Wales -

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The Labour Leader made a strategic error in not saying

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there should be a free vote, so that members of Parliament

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could reflect the vote in the areas that they represent,

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and then simultaneously have focused really hard on what the conditions

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Police are investigating after a gang of men threatened

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a family, including children, in their home in Pontardawe, before

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Officers say the family are "traumatised" after the incident

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last night, but no-one was seriously hurt.

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Opponents of the takeover of Dee Valley Water have

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The High Court approved an ?84 million takeover

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Shareholders say they hope that, following their decision,

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Football, and Swansea City's hopes of Premier League

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survival were given a boost with a 2-0 victory over reigning

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champions Leicester, at the Liberty Stadium.

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Goals by Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson in the first half

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leave the Swans four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Very pleased with the players. We totally deserved that victory today.

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Conceding a goal before half-time puts us in a strong position and on

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the whole, we were stronger in the second half, we had a couple of

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chances, but apart from that, we did very well today.

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Rugby, and coach Rob Howley says Wales lacked composure in the last

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few minutes of their Six Nations clash with England, but he's "proud"

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The visitors grabbed a 21-16 victory in the closing

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Former captain Gwyn Jones agrees Wales have made big improvements

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We were far more eager and willing to attack wider, with faster

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runners. And we pushed England all the way. We were a better team for

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longer periods but we are not used to being in that position and we

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cracked under some pressure in the end.

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Looking ahead to tomorrow, staying dry, gradually becoming brighter.

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Plenty of sunshine during the afternoon.

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But gales will continue in places, especially around western coasts,

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We'll be back in Breakfast from 6:25 tomorrow morning.

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I'm sure most of us are glad to see the back of this weekend. It's been

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cold, bleak and at times wintry. It provided some beautiful weather

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