The Greater Manchester ‘Smokefree Summer’ campaign will be launched at Stockport Carnival as areas across the conurbation consider creating more permanent smokefree outdoor areas.
Stockport Carnival, which is being held on the 21st July, is the first in a series of ‘Smokefree Summer’ events which the organisers hope will make people attending think again before lighting up.
And while the request not to smoke won’t be enforced, organisers want people to recognise the benefits of smokefree environments, particularly for kids.
Sarah Price, Executive Lead for Population Health at Commissioning at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said:
“We see Smokefree Summer events as an opportunity for families to enjoy temporary smokefree spaces, and better understand the value of more permanent smokefree zones.”
With smoking continuing to be an addiction that starts in childhood, we want to do everything we can to deliver a tobacco-free generation.”
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said:
“It’s great that the organisers of Stockport Carnival have agreed that Smokefree Summer can be launched at this event. Smokefree environments, whether in or outdoors, make everyone feel better. Even outside there is risk from breathing in second-hand smoke, particularly for children. I would encourage all organisers of summer events to make their event smokefree, especially where children and families will be attending.”
For further information and support on how to make your Stockport event Smokefree please contact: Philip Leigh on 0161 474 3192