The dangers of secondhand smoke

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The council is supporting a national campaign by Public Health England to highlight the dangers of secondhand smoke in homes and cars and the effect it has on children’s health.

The campaign heralds new regulations, which take effect on October 1, to stop anyone smoking in cars carrying children.

Councillor Aslam Khan said: “This landmark ruling will help to safeguard the health of Luton’s children.

“Many parents are not aware that over 80 per cent of secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless.

“This campaign shows parents what is really there and makes it clear that no matter how careful you are with tobacco smoke, children still breathe in harmful poisons.

“A completely smoke free home and car is a strong and positive step towards protecting the health of our children.”

Live Well Luton provide free support for people who want to quit smoking. For advice and support visit, www.livewell-luton.org.uk.