Are you part of a group, organisation or business that would like your premises to become a tobacco-free area?
Donegal County Council, through Healthy Donegal and in conjunction with the HSE Stop Smoking Services is inviting organisations and businesses in Donegal to become tobacco and vape free campuses.
The initiative is part of the lead up to the official launch of the ‘Not Around Us’ campaign on May 31st – World No Tobacco Day.
The Healthy Ireland funded, ‘Not Around Us’ campaign is about promoting an environment where it is easier for those who use tobacco to quit and stay quit while helping to denormalise smoking tobacco for the next generation.
The campaign is in response to the government’s national target for less than 5% smoking prevalence in Ireland by 2025.
It is also about Donegal County Council in partnership with the HSE and other stakeholders, continuing to promote the denormalisation of smoking tobacco at every opportunity and the protection of children and young people from second hand smoke.
The initiative will see Donegal County Council, the HSE and a range of stakeholders in the county come together and align their combined efforts to work towards a tobacco and vape free Donegal.
Groups, organisations and businesses interested in becoming a Tobacco and Vape Free Campus and signing up to the campaign can find further details on the Healthy Donegal webpage – Joining the Not Around Us Campaign.
If you are interested in quitting smoking please contact Sarah on 086049246, Dawn on 0863404321 and Cara on 0871444489 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on any of the 16 FREE face-to-face clinics throughout Donegal.
You can also contact QUIT.ie or freephone 1800 201 203 for free support.
When you quit for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to quit for good and you have a greater chance of quitting when you get support from specialist staff and use stop smoking medications.
The main photo includes front, l-r, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council John G McLaughlin; HSE Tobacco Lead Fiona Boyle; Healthy Donegal Coordinator Margaret Fitzgerald; HSE Health Promotion Officer Dara McDaid, HSE Health and Wellbeing General Manager Siobhan Patten; Back, l-r, Cllr Paul Canning; Chair of the Donegal LCDC, Cllr Niamh Kennedy; Community Development Divisional Manager Paddy Doherty; Cathaoirleach of Donegal
County Council Cllr Liam Blaney; Director of Community Development and Planning Services Liam Ward.