ASH Daily News for 21 June 2019



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  • Southend primary school bans smoking at front gates
  • Smoke free parks in Bearsden and Milngavie

Link of the week

  • CRUK/ASH interactive map of stop smoking services

 

UK

Southend primary school bans smoking at front gates

Greenways Primary School, in Southchurch, is piloting smoke free school gates after the council approached Southend schools. The new scheme, encouraging parents and carers not to smoke at the gates, is in the aim to improve children’s health by eliminating second hand smoke on school grounds.

Anne Jones, councillor for children and learning, said: “We’re thrilled that Greenways Primary School has signed up to the Smokefree School Gates campaign in Southend. Second-hand smoke can significantly harm the health of a child, increasing the risk respiratory problems.”

Source: Braintree & Witham Times, 20 June 2019

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Smoke free parks in Bearsden and Milngavie

Play parks in Bearsden and Milngavie have become the latest green places in East Dunbartonshire to be designated ‘smoke free’, with a strong message from local pupils to adults not to smoke where children play. Since 2016, the East Dunbartonshire Tobacco Alliance has worked with hundreds of pupils to design signage for parks in several towns to promote smoke-free play zones.

Source: East Dunbartonshire Council, 20 June 2019

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Link of the week

CRUK/ASH interactive map of stop smoking services

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and ASH are proud to launch an interactive map of Stop Smoking Services in England. The map shows the local stop smoking support available across England, alongside key details about local need. The new resource is based on snapshot data from 2018/19 included in our report: A Changing Landscape: Stop smoking services and tobacco control in England. Local authorities have also had the chance to update the map with any changes to their service provision.

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