A wide range of partners across the city and county are working together to create smokefree zones at events, especially where children are present, and where possible making the whole event Smokefree.
Why we’re holding a Smokefree Summer
Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners have a long term vision to inspire a smokefree generation. The objective of Smokefree events is to reduce children’s exposure to smoking and reduce the chances of them becoming smokers themselves.
- Provides positive smokefree role models for children and young people
- Reduces children’s exposure to smoking so it's not seen as a 'normal' activity
- Increases the number of designated outdoor smokefree areas across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to de-normalise smoking for adults
- Reduces the environmental and financial impact of littering of cigarette butts and packets.
- Empowers parents and carers to speak up and be more vocal about not wanting their children to be around smoking
There is evidence to show that public support for the extension of smokefree public places continues to increase and, in particular, any activities that protect children from the harmful effects of smoking. Continuing support for smokefree playparks provides a strong foundation on which we can build. Newark and Sherwood playparks went smokefree in the summer of 2015, with much support for the move. Local events provide another avenue to promote the smokefree message. A number of events in 2017 supported the initiative and went Smokefree.
If you are an event organiser and would like to discuss making your event or parts of your event Smokefree, please get in touch with our Health Improvement Officer by emailing Helen Ellison for more information.