Playgrounds now smoke-free zones

PLAYGROUNDS and entrances to schools in Bulwell are aiming to become cigarette-free zones under a new initiative launched by Nottingham City Council.

Signs will go up at locations in the town and the rest of the city labelling the areas ‘smoke free’.

This is not a smoking ban and the move is not enforceable in law. But the aim is protect children from being exposed to smoking. The city’s community protection officers (CPOs) will patrol playgrounds and issue anyone spotted dropping cigarette butts with a fine for littering.