Event will inform you to be smoke-free

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A NEW campaign is being launched to encourage people to be smoke-free in their homes.

Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are working together on the scheme, and will be hosting a free event at the Paulsgrove Adventure Playground.

This Friday, the Sorted project from the council and firefighters will be at playground from 2pm to 4pm, speaking to residents about going smoke-free indoors.

The event is open to everyone in Portsmouth.

Gina Kennedy, smoking project worker for the council, said: ‘Smoking in the home is extremely dangerous in many ways, not only is there the risk of causing a fire, but also your children will be breathing in the smoke.

‘More than 80 per cent of smoke is invisible and odourless so no matter how careful you are, children still breathe in the harmful poisons.’

And the event hopes to stop younger people from picking up the habit.

For more information, visit head areyousorted.co.uk.