The NHS Lancashire Stop Smoking Service – The Quit Squad - in partnership with Lancashire FA and a number of professional clubs are looking to work with local grassroots clubs to encourage Smoke Free Sports.
The aim of the initiative is to de-normalise smoking around children and young people, promote healthy lifestyles and protect children and families from the harms caused by second hand smoke.
The Quit Squad want ensure that the environment where children and young people are participating in, both training and competitive matches, are smoke free and smoking prohibited at pitch side; if people wish to smoke they do so in designated areas away from the pitches.
We want clubs to recognise the significant evidence demonstrating the negative health impacts of tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke and believe everyone involved in sport has a responsibility to set an example with respect to healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
Initial launch events will be taking place;
- Accrington Stanley on the 8th October at 6.30pm
- Fleetwood Town on the 9th October at 6.30pm
For further information or to book a place at one of the launch events please contact Team Manager at the NHS Lancashire Quit Squad, Gareth Beck.