Meet the Team

The JustB Smoke Free team are part of the Health Improvement Division within Public Health Wales. The team engage with schools across Wales. They are a highly skilled and passionate team that enable young people to spread smoke free messages and remain smoke free.

Eiddan Harries

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: West Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I enjoy the funny stories/discussions that happen during our training sessions. Being a JustB trainer is never boring as each training session, each school & each young person is different.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Every year, over 100,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking related causes.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? My name is made up from the merging of half my father’s name and half my mother’s name.

Deanna Hughes

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: North Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Getting to meet young people, helping them to make informed choices about the tobacco industry and giving them the confidence to speak out!

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?E-cigarettes may contain nicotine that is known to be an addictive drug.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I have bungee jumped and sky dived in New Zealand.

Sabrina Hoare

Role: Administration Resource Officer

Area Covered: All Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I enjoy working with my colleagues and seeing the constant reduction in smoking in young people as a result of the teams efforts.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?There are over 4000 chemicals in a cigarette and 60 of them are known to cause cancer.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I worked out in Mumbai in India for two months to set up a Lloyds TSB Call centre.

Mathew Taylor

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: South Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Working with young people. Creating banter with the ambassadors and other trainers.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?That tar builds up in the lungs and can reduce fitness levels. Having COPD (lung disease) is like trying to breathe through a McDonald’s straw!

Tell us something interesting about yourself? Outside of work I am a Local Councillor

Buddug Rees

Role: JustB Coordinator / Health Promotion Practitioner

Area Covered: National

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Meeting and working with different Year 8 peer ambassadors.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Smoking can affect your appearance by causing wrinkles, spots, and yellow teeth.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I can touch my nose with my tongue!

Cerys Jones

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: South Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I enjoy working with a variety of young people and encouraging them to stay smoke free.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?A 20 a day smoker spends around £3000 a year on cigarettes. Imagine how much shopping you could do with that money!

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I have done a sky dive, a bungee jump and I have zip wired from one country to another.

Shakira Leslie

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: South Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Building relationships with young people and teaching them the benefits of a smoke free and healthier lifestyle.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Carbon monoxide found in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream. So if you’re physically active, this can massively affect your performance.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I have been on a road trip around the West Coast of America in a yellow convertible, visiting many places including Beverly Hills and the grand canyon.

Charlotte Owen-Jones

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: South East Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Spending time out in the community and passing on positive health messages onto young people.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Pets who live in smoke filled homes are twice as likely to develop cancer.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I am a yoga instructor and love spending time teaching my students and challenging myself in my yoga practice.

Caoimhe Martin

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: North Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I’m passionate about behaviour change, wellbeing and young people. This job is perfect as I get to work with a fantastic team of experienced and knowledgeable trainers as well as enthusiastic Year 8 ambassadors on a project I really believe in.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Tobacco use killed 100 million people in the 20th century. If current trends continue, tobacco will kill one billion people in the 21st century.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I’ve climbed Everest! Well not really... but I’ve climbed Snowdon 9 times so if I add up all the climbs together I reckon it counts doesn’t it?

Carl Hill

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: South Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I enjoy working alongside my colleagues encouraging young people to live a healthier and smoke free lifestyle.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?There is a strong association between smoking and mental health conditions. Being smoke-free helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression and gives you a more positive outlook on life.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I have had the privilege representing Wales in athletics.

Melina Williams

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: North Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?Getting to meet and work with young people and encourage them to be smoke free and healthy.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?Smoking E-Cigarettes causes your lungs to harden, which is an irreversible health condition.

Tell us something interesting about yourself? While at University I got to hold and dissect a real human Brain!

Bethan Jones

Role: Smoking Prevention Trainer

Area Covered: West Wales

What do you enjoy most about being a JustB trainer?I enjoy working with the team to help young people discover the benefits of being smoke free and share these healthy messages with their friends.

What is the one fact about smoking you would share with a young person?A 20-a-day smoker creates almost 7500 cigarette butts a year and because of their plastic filters, they can take up to 12 years to decompose. That’s a lot of waste!

Tell us something interesting about yourself? I backpacked around New Zealand for 6 months and while I was there I went caving, swimming with seals and flew a plane.