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Passive smoking warnings

The Government has launched an advertising campaign on the dangers of second-hand smoke to young children. New TV and radio adverts in England will show smoking by a window or the back door fails to protect youngsters from harmful effects.

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Anti-smoking adverts aimed at protecting children

A new series of TV and radio adverts have been launched to protect children from the effects of passive smoking Credit: ITV News

According to figures from the Royal College of Physicians, millions of children in the UK are exposed to second-hand smoke that puts them at increased risk of lung disease, meningitis and cot death.

Second-hand smoking results in over 300,000 GP visits among children ever year, 9,500 hospital visits and costs the NHS more than £23.6 million annually.

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