Grange Youth Group backs No Smoking Day campaign

Sarah Best of South Antrim Community Network and Grange Youth & Community Group Health Coordinator, Pamela Davis with some of the young people who learned about the dangers of smoking. INNT 11-051-FP
Sarah Best of South Antrim Community Network and Grange Youth & Community Group Health Coordinator, Pamela Davis with some of the young people who learned about the dangers of smoking. INNT 11-051-FP

Young people in Ballyclare’s Grange estate lent their support to this year’s ‘V for Victory’-themed No Smoking Day.

No Smoking Day (March 12) encourages smokers who have been thinking about stopping to take that first step towards kicking the habit for good.

This year South Antrim Community Network encouraged community groups to get involved in activities to mark the day as part of its PHA-funded Networks Involving Community in Health Improvement (NICHI) project.

Sarah Best, NICHI Project Officer, said: “We have been really encouraged by the level of interest in the smoking cessation resource packs from community groups and hope that they will promote discussion and raise awareness of the impacts of smoking and the support that is available to those wishing to quit.”

One group that received a resource pack was Grange Youth & Community Group.

Health Coordinator for the Grange estate, Pamela Davis, held an event in the Community House on Monday, March 10 to promote No Smoking Day with the youth group. The session included a presentation on the dangers and health effects associated with smoking.

Groups interested in developing projects to reduce the extent and impact of smoking in their communities should call Sarah on 028 9447 8645.