Making smoking invisible

We're committed to see the next generation of children growing up in Barnsley in a place free from tobacco and where smoking is unusual. 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

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

After public consultation, we've successfully implemented smokefree playparks, smokefree town centre zones (PALs Square) smokefree markets and smokefree primary schools.  All with the aim to make smoking invisible in Barnsley.

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