10
January
2022

Smoking in cars with children illegal from 1 February

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed the news that from 1 February the long-awaited law to ban smoking in cars carrying children will come into force.     From 1 February, the regulations will extend current smoke-free provisions to private vehicles where children are present, when there is mo...

05
January
2022

Disappointment after cancer waiting times released

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has responded to the Department of Health’s recent quarterly cancer waiting times (July – Sept 2021). Richard Spratt, CEO of Cancer Focus NI has said, “The latest waiting time figures released today continue to cause us serious concern. We are extremely disappointed to...

03
December
2021

New health survey reveals biggest ever annual drop in smokers

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed the news of a 5% annual drop in smokers in NI.    The ‘Health Survey (NI): First Results 2020/2021’ document revealed that 12% of adults smoked cigarettes, compared to 17% in 2019/2020.   Naomi Thompson, Health Improvement Manager at Cancer Focus NI said, “...