Smoking message built on bear facts
A bear named Big Tiny is taking the second-hand smoke message into the workplaces of Rutherglen and Cambuslang
Tiny is asking those who smoke to be aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke, particularly its impact on young children.
He will be urging them to take their smoking well away from any environment which children are in.
NHS Lanarkshire health improvement senior Tracy-Ann Kidd is leading the Big Tiny campaign in Lanarkshire.
She said:“People are always surprised when they hear how exposure to second-hand smoke can increase a child’s risk of developing or worsening their asthma, as well as respiratory and ear infections and meningitis.
“It also surprises them when they hear how 85 per cent of cigarette smoke is invisible, has no smell and can linger about a house for up to five hours.”