Smoking has been banned in public places for quite a few years now, longer if you've been living in Scotland, but that only prevented people from smoking inside. Now it's set to take another jump forward, with the Welsh government announcing plans to ban smoking in outdoor areas.
The plans as they currently stand will see the Welsh government set up smoke-free areas around hospitals, schools, and playgrounds by next summer. The idea is to prevent non-smokers from second-hand smoke, and 'de-normalise' smoking in the eyes of children.
It's also been announced that fines will be issued to anyone caught smoking on hospital grounds, with the announcement mentioning the number of complaints hospitals have received regarding people smoking outside the main entrances - particularly from new mothers leaving maternity wards.
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: