Here in the East Riding we have seen some amazing results over recent years with the number of smokers reducing vastly. However, we are not one to rest on our laurels and know there is still a lot of work to do to support the remaining 30,000 people living in the East Riding to give up the habit for good.
This is why we are launching our Smokefree Generation Campaign; we want everyone to have the opportunity to successfully stop smoking with our free support, guidance and Nicotine Replacement Therapy. By doing so we could have a Smokefree East Riding by as soon as 2022!
We also know that children who live with and are exposed to smoking are much more likely to smoke themselves when they are older. If we work towards achieving Smokefree places within the East Riding including homes, parks and school entrances we are protecting them from the harms of second hand smoke whilst also protecting their future health, by reducing the likelihood of them lighting up in future years.