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Engaging in courageous conversations about second-hand smoke with parents (half day)


18/03/2020 09:30




Free member event


Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. To register your interest in future events please email

About this event

While smoke-free public places have been a great success, many of Scotland’s children are still regularly exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS) in the home. Exposure to SHS is associated with a range of diseases including asthma, respiratory infections and cot death.

This workshop will provide you with a free, Scottish Government funded resource pack containing activities designed for use in parenting groups which raise awareness of second-hand smoke and the benefits of creating a smokefree environment for families. This session is suitable for any family support staff or professionals who have a role in directly supporting parents and who wish to improve the health and wellbeing of the families they work with.

Key learning:

  • Second-hand smoke (SHS) and how it is measured
  • Harmful chemicals in SHS and health risks to children exposed to SHS
  • Myths or misconception that parents/carers may have about SHS
  • Benefits of creating a smoke-free home
  • Challenges of discussing smoke-free homes
  • One free printed copy of ASH Scotland’s ‘Second-hand Smoke: Parent Workshop Pack’ for each attendee.

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This free member event will be facilitated by ASH Scotland.

Please note places on this event are limited to 3 per organisation.

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