He wants to be like daddy

Dads are the target of a new campaign launched in Gloucestershire to mark 'No Smoking Day'.

The 'He wants to be just like Daddy' campaign is warning children whose parents smoke are three times more likely to take up the habit.

Each year, around 200,000 children and young people in England start smoking, and most adult smokers say they started smoking regularly before they turned 18.  

While children who live in smoky atmospheres are also twice as likely to suffer from asthma and other respiratory infections.

30,000 households across Gloucestershire will be sent information about how they can quit the habit, using Gloucestershire's NHS Stop Smoking Service

Kate Gegg is Tobacco Control Lead at NHS Gloucestershire:

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There are a number of events taking place on 'No Smoking Day' (Wednesday).

Cheltenham
The Quit Stop bus on the Promenade offering lung age readings & advice - 11am-3.30pm

Gloucester
Interactive stand at Eastgate Centre offering carbon monoxide readings, and information on local support services - 10am-4pm

Tewkesbury
Interactive stand at Noah's Ark Children's Centre, Priors Park - 9am-1.30pm

Cotswold
Cotswolds District Council in partnership with NHS Gloucestershire - visiting employers in the Love Lane industrial estate in Cirencester to offer carbon monoxide readings and support to stop smoking.       

Forest of Dean
Vantage Point in Micheldean Industrial Estate - holding a staff Health and fitness day, including advice on going smokefree.   
 
To contact Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service and find out more about the services they provide, call the local helpline on 08454 220040.

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