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Smokers urged to kick the habit on No Smoking Day
Smokers are being urged not to smoke in park playgrounds tomorrow to mark No Smoking Day.
Enfield Borough Council is encouraging people to support the voluntary ban in all Enfield’s play areas to allow children and parents to enjoy “fresh open air” without inhaling cigarette smoke.
Councillor Chris Bond, cabinet member for environment, said “The last thing people want is to have to inhale someone’s second hand smoke when enjoying the facilities so we're encouraging parents not to light up while their kids are enjoying themselves.
“This ban means parents and carers will know they can bring their children to any play area within an Enfield park and know they won't have to worry about their little ones inhaling second hand smoke or curious toddlers picking up cigarette butts.”
National No Smoking Day, which falls once a year, encourages people throughout the UK to quit the habit.
Cabinet member for community wellbeing and public health, Councillor Christine Hamilton, said she is sure all responsible people will “do their bit” in acknowledging the sense behind the ban.