SIGNS are being put up in play parks asking visitors not to smoke where children are playing.
The posters, designed by Chichester schoolchildren, will be displayed in 21 parks throughout the district.
‘Young children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of passive smoking and it is important to protect them from second-hand smoke as much as possible,’ said Cllr Eileen Lintill, who is in charge of leisure, wellbeing and community services at Chichester District Council.
She added: ‘We hope that these posters will send out a clear message to smokers.
‘It will allow children to enjoy playing outside, smoke-free and care-free. We also hope that it will give parents the confidence to ask people not to smoke around their children.’