Children's play areas throughout Cumbria could soon become smoke free areas.
Cumbria's Health and Wellbeing Board are seeking the support of district councils to introduce a ban.
It comes after a meeting of the board highlighted the fact that smoking is still the single biggest cause of preventable deaths in Cumbria.
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