A voluntary ban on smoking is being introduced in all public play areas across Sefton later.
The borough has received overwhelming support from residents.
Research shows that reducing children's exposure to cigarettes makes them less likely to smoke when they're older
More top news
Greater Manchester Police has issued CCTV images of Salman Abedi in the hours before he staged a bomb attack in Manchester
Runners and spectators were out with a message of defiance and solidarity in Manchester city centre on Sunday for the Great Manchester Run
Heavy and thundery downpours possible overnight and Monday. Feeling humid again. Kerrie has the latest.......