PUPILS at Brierley Forest Primary School will be putting pressure on adults to quit smoking in their homes, cars and at school gates as part of a pilot campaign being run by SmokefreeLife Nottinghamshire.
Parents and carers of pupils at the Sutton school were asked to sign a pledge to become smoke free.
Pupils entered a drawing competition themed “Say Yes To Smokefree Homes And Cars.”
The campaign is part of Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire’s Prevention programme.
It offers education, training and support to schools, businesses and organisations where smoking prevalence is high and most likely.
The programme will be extended in the autumn and schools wishing to take part should contact the service.
Helen Shields, public health manager, said: “The effects of second-hand smoke are much underestimated but can cause so much damage.
“Children are particularly vulnerable and can experience problems such as glue ear, asthma and developmental issues.
“It is vital to build awareness of the dangers of smoking early on, so children understand why it’s bad for them and don’t start to smoke when they are older.
“We hope this campaign will encourage children to talk to people around them who smoke and encourage them to quit.”
Smokefree Life Nottinghamshire is a free stop smoking support service funded by Nottinghamshire County Council. It can be contacted on 0800 2465343 or text QUIT to 66777 to find a session in your local area.
ABOVE: Pictured are winning pupils, including some from Albany, Stapleford, which also took part.