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Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilREDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council is encouraging residents of Loftus, Kirkleatham and Grangetown to take part in an online survey to give their views on how smoking affects their community.

The council is aiming to raise awareness of the harm of smoking to residents and in turn help to achieve:

  • A reduction in the number of people smoking;
  • An increase in the number of tobacco controlled areas within communities;
  • An increased awareness of the access to services;
  • A reduction of women smoking in pregnancy;
  • An awareness and reduction of illicit tobacco;
  • A reduction in the number of young people taking up smoking;
  • An awareness of the harm of second hand smoke.

The consultation is being piloted in Loftus, Kirkleatham and Grangetown based on a range of information including, ward profiles, community assets and local smoking prevalence data. The council will then use the responses of the surveys to target the main areas of concern for residents.

As a thank you, all returned questionnaires will be placed in a draw for one of three £50 high street vouchers.

Cllr Lynn Pallister, Ward Member for Grangetown and Cabinet Member for Health and Housing at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said:

“We are aiming to capture perceptions and provide an opportunity for residents living in these wards to have their say on how smoking affects their communities.

“We would be grateful for the feedback and the survey will only take a couple of minutes. It could really help our aim to ultimately reduce the number of smokers in our borough.”

The deadline to complete the survey will be Friday, April 8 and can be found here:www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RCBC_SmokingSurvey

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