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East Riding Families Encouraged To Have Smokefree Home

East Riding Families Encouraged To Have Smokefree Home

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 19th December 2019.

Families in the East Riding are being encouraged to make their homes smokefree.

That comes from the local NHS Healthtrainers, who has set a target of having a smokefree generation by 2022.

One of its projects called 'YOURHealth' is aiming to spread the message this Christmas.

Kayleigh Barrington, Project Officer, said:

"So we want to encourage anyone that's in the East Riding that is a smoker to take all the cigarettes outside.

In an ideal world, we would like everyone to give up the habit for good straight away; but appreciate it's not right for everybody right now.

So the very least they can do is take the cigarettes outside and protect the children and the people that live there.

Passive smoking is very harmful; people don't always realise is that when you smoke a cigarette, only so much of the smoke actually goes down into the lungs.

The majority actually goes out into the air so the children that are living there are actually breathing in a lot more than you realise.

We're seeing a lot of incidents of increased rates of asthma, ear infections, coughs, colds, even meningitis can be linked to passive smoking."

She has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke:

People are being encouraged to sign a pledge to go smokefree. 

You can do this by going to www.nhs-health-trainers.co.uk/smokefree/sign-the-pledge

You will receive regular updates on your East Riding's smokefree progress and what Healthtrainers are doing to ensure there is an improvement to the health of the next generation. 

People can also refer into their free and local East Riding Stop Smoking Service by texting QUIT to 60163, calling 0800 9177752 or go to www.nhs-health-trainers.co.uk to find out more.

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