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More smoke-free zones to be rolled out across Derbyshire

Derbyshire could see more smoke-free zones being rolled out across the county Credit: PA

More smoke-free zones could be rolled out across Derbyshire to help protect resident's health and support those who want to quit.

The County Council's plans includes creating smoke-free zones in places such as children's play areas, school gates, taxi ranks and bus stands.

Smoke-free spaces aim to improve people's health by reducing the impacts of second-hand smoking.

15%
of adults in Derbyshire smoke

Families at the play park in Hall Leys park in Matlock gave their opinion on smoke-free zones.

Some of the benefits around smoke-free zones are:

  • Reduce the uptake of smoking by children and young people
  • Reduce the risk of exposure to second-hand smoke, particularly for children
  • Reduce smoking-related litter, which is non-biodegradable as well as toxic to children, wildlife and the environment
  • Reduce fire risk

Smoking is still one of the leading causes of preventable death in the country. We're doing all we can to support people who want to quit as well as protect resident's health from the effects of second hand smoke."

– Councillor Carol Hart, Derbyshire County Council