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Cash to help make public spaces smoke free

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3:06pm 23rd October 2017

A new fund to help to make North Yorkshire’s public places smoke free has been launched by the County Council.

North Yorkshire County Council’s new Smokefree Places Fund has been created by its public health team and is part of NYCC’s commitment to promote a smoke free lifestyle and help to realise the ambition of a smoke free generation by 2025.

It reflects the priorities identified in the North Yorkshire Tobacco Control Strategy. Smokefree places can reduce cigarette litter, set positive role models for children and help to normalise a smoke free lifestyle.

County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Supported Housing.

“Young people in particular consistently overestimate how many people smoke and therefore perceive it to be ‘normal’,

By increasing the number of Smokefree Places across the county, we hope that adults will set positive role models to children and young people.

A smoke free environment can also help to support those smokers who are trying to, or have recently, quit.”

Many public places across Britain are already becoming smoke free, including play areas, school gates, beaches and town squares.

Applications for funding are welcomed from any North Yorkshire organisation responsible for public spaces, and which is are permitted to declare places as smoke free.

Funding can be used for community events, signs and events to promote a smoke free lifestyle. To find out more and to apply for funding, visit https://nycc.flexigrant.com/.

You will need to register on the website to apply to the fund. The closing date is 5pm on 1st December 2017.

 

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