Nov 25 2013

Bob Says: Supporting the ‘Up in Smoke’ Campaign

bob_blackmanBob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, has added his support to a new initiative from the Lions Clubs International called ‘Up In Smoke’, an education resources for those working with 11-16 year olds.

The resources provide for ten sessions of learning about smoking related problems, the costs involved and the overall health effects, using a variety of teaching and learning styles which embrace the idea that the emphasis is better placed on the benefits of being smoke-free, rather than focusing on the negative effects of smoking.

Bob Blackman, said: “As Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Smoking and Health, and a vociferous campaigner for measures to stop children taking up smoking, including introducing standardised packaging, I am pleased that Lions Clubs International have started this new campaign. Reactions to it so far have been very positive and I believe it will play an important part in the ongoing fight against smoking related health issues.”

Lions Clubs are an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world. Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death in United Kingdom and evidence shows that the prevalence of smoking take up increases among those aged 11 to 16. Orders for this resource can be placed by calling 0844 963 2427 or by emailing info@lionslifeskills.co.uk.

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  1. sonoo malkani

    Good initiative in conjunction with Lions International which might help prevent our youths being lured into smoking.Wish all concerned much success since we are speaking about the health of our most precious resource—YOUTHS.

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