Smokefree playgrounds

In September 2010 public health charity ASH Wales launched a campaign for smokefree playgrounds in Wales.

The campaign was launched when Cardiff residents and schoolchildren took part in a litter pick in Roath Park to raise awareness of smoking related litter blighting their playgrounds. 

ASH Wales wants children to be able to enjoy their parks and outdoor spaces without being adversely affected by secondhand smoke. According to a survey 75% of adults support such an initiative.

As part of their Smokefree Playgrounds campaign ASH Wales has produced a short film about the benefits of smoke-free spaces across Wales through the eyes of young people.

View the short film 

ASH Wales is asking all local authorities in Wales to make their playgrounds smoke-free to protect children from the harm of second hand smoke. ASH Wales has produced a map that shows which local authorities have smokefree playgrounds, local authorities that have plans to have smokefree playgrounds and the local authorities which don't have smokefree playgrounds. 

A toolkit has also been sent to local authorities across Wales as part of the campaign.

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