Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners have a long term vision to inspire a smokefree generation.
A wide range of partners across the city and county are working together to create smokefree zones at events, especially where children are present. Many events are going completely smokefree, reducing children’s exposure to smoking and the chances of them becoming smokers themselves.
The scheme also:
- provides positive smokefree role models for children and young people
- 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. We introduced smokefree playparks in 2015, where you’ve supported a voluntary ban on smoking.
If you are an event organiser and would like to discuss making your event or parts of your event smokefree, contact our Health Improvement Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoptober is an England-wide campaign calling on all smokers to quit smoking, starting on October 1 and lasting for 28 days. The campaign is being supported all over the country by local NHS Stop Smoking Services, local authorities, pharmacies, retailers and large employers.
What's the benefit?
Research has found that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you’re five times more likely to quit for good. Making that step isn’t easy, but knowing you’re not alone – that thousands of others have pledged to quit too – can be a huge boost to willpower.
You’ll also have multiple resources available to help you along your quit journey. Find out more and sign up for Stoptober.
Your Health Notts
This is a new service that launched on 1 April 2020, providing services to help prevent people from taking up smoking and supporting people to quit.
Your Health Notts is free to anyone living in Nottinghamshire or registered with a Nottinghamshire GP.