The Smoke Free Homes initiative run in Kirklees was a resounding success, the Queen's Nursing Institute said today at JFHC Live.

The small pilot initiative, which worked with 13 families to make their home a smoke free environment, has now had its business case approved, with an extended remit, and will commence in May.

The initial work saw more than half of the participating families make their homes smoke free, while three families also made appointments with the smoking clinic to discuss quitting smoking.

In total, 25 children were protected from second hand smoke, the project leads said.

The new business case for the scheme will see other areas targeted, in a bid to make them smoke free as well, such as cars.

Posted by Robert Mair on 29/03/2012