The Plain Packs Campaign
The plain cigarette packs policy by the Government is out for consultation until 20th July 2012. Smokefree Southwest are leading on the campaign ‘Plain Packs Protect’ which encourages people to sign up and show their support for this policy, which is designed to reduce the uptake of smoking in children and young people through restricting the marketing opportunities of the tobacco industry.
More information is available at www.plainpacksprotect.co.uk There is no age limit to those wishing to show their support.
Leaflets and posters on the campaign are available from Smokefree Bristol, please e-mail your request to email@example.com stating the numbers that you require.
Tobacco Control Strategy for Children & Young People:
Please find below the presentation from the Smoke Free Alliance Meeting held on the 3rd of October. If you would like a copy of this please contact Victoria Norman: Victoria.Norman@Bristolhealthyschools.org.uk
Please take time to view additional information around Tobacco Control and our work with schools on this website.
For more Tobacco related data on your PCT or Local Authority visit www.ash.org.uk/localtoolkit
Smoking Services within Bristol Healthy Schools:
The ASSIST programme, which operates alongside and in conjunction with Bristol Healthy Schools Plus, is part of our work designed to improve health outcomes via the medically-proven benefits of quitting!
Decipher ASSIST video
In addition to this, our work also aims to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people by educating about the rights of children and young people to enjoy a smoke-free environment.
For further information on how your school can get involved with ASSIST, please email using this link.
Stop Smoking Services:
You are four times more likely to quit with the help of our free NHS Stop Smoking Service where we offer you support and a range of nicotine replacement therapies. We are a free service available to all smokers aged 12 years and older.
Tobacco and cancer risk … the facts:
50% of all regular smokers will die from the habit, half of these in middle age.
21% of British adults currently smoke.
Smoking causes 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and 83% of lung cancer deaths in women in the UK.
NHS Bristol Stop Smoking Service is a free and friendly service. For more information on how to stop smoking and where to access support, please contact us:
NHS Bristol Stop Smoking Service South Plaza Marlborough Street Bristol BS1 3NX
Tel: 0117 984 1650
Fax: 0117 984 1680
If you would like further information about support groups or 1:1 sessions in your area, please text GIVE UP plus your postcode to 07800 001 335
Please visit the link below for more information.