Making smoking invisible

We pledge to see the next generation of children growing up in Barnsley in a place free from tobacco and where smoking isn't normal. This is part of the regional Breathe 2025 campaign to create a smokefree generation. You can read more about Breathe 2025 and make your own pledge to help us to achieve this.

What we've done so far

Smokefree areas in barnsley

We have a range of voluntary smokefree areas that have been rolled out across our borough. They're mainly to help make smoking invisible to children and young people. This will help to de-normalise smoking to reduce the number of people taking up smoking in the first place.

After speaking with the public, we've brought in smokefree playparks and smokefree town centre zones(PALs Square). We've also brought in smokefree markets and smokefree primary schools. These all have the aim to make smoking invisible in Barnsley.

Further plans are in place to add more smokefree areas. We'll speak to the public again for this, all helping to protect our children and young people from the harms of tobacco.

Schemes to make smoking invisible

We launched two pilot schemes offering financial motives to help support pregnant women and Barnsley College students to quit smoking.

These pilots, which ran until spring 2023, built on the support and advice already offered by Barnsley Hospital’s maternity stop smoking service. They also took input from the college’s friendly health and wellbeing team.