Letterkenny Youth and Family Services (LYFS) and HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service celebrated the “Cleaner Air for the Family to Share” project on World No Tobacco Day, Tuesday 31st May.
The pilot project ran in Letterkenny over four weeks in April to increase awareness of the impact of passive smoking on children and babies health, and to encourage people in the project area to have tobacco restrictions in their home. Thirty households took part.
Results from the project showed an 86 per cent reduction in smoking in the home and a 66 per cent reduction in smoking in the car among participants.
“This was the aim of the project and the fact that four people used the pilot project as an opportunity to quit tobacco has shown us how making tobacco restrictions in your home and car can really support people who are trying to quit or who have already quit tobacco,” Fiona Boyle, smoking cessation advisor, said.