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No smoking bus visits schools

West Oxfordshire District Council has teamed up with the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust to provide a drop in bus service to educate secondary schoolchildren on the dangers of smoking.

With the support of the teachers, the bus will spend a day outside each school, offering children the chance to jump aboard and pick up freebies and anti smoking information. Smoking cessation advisers will also be on hand to encourage young smokers to give up the habit with information and advice on local cessation services.

The bus will be visiting Henry Box in Witney on 4th July, Carterton Community College 7th July, Springfield Seniors at Wood Green School 9th July, Marlborough School in Woodstock 10th July and Burford School on 11th July.

In West Oxfordshire smoking accounts for over 130 deaths a year, and 19.3% of residents (over 16 year olds) smoke.

Posted : 03/07/2008 16:15:52

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