Investigating changes in parents’ perceptions and attitudes of smoking in the home after a second hand smoke educational intervention in nurseries

Y. MacNicol, N.J. Roberts

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Abstract

Exposure to second hand smoke (SHS) has negative consequences in children. There is a strong link between cigarette smoking and socio-economic groups, children from more deprived areas are at a higher risk of exposure to SHS in their home. A previous study in Lothian1 aimed to raise awareness of SHS with parents and carers of primary aged children and the associated health risks of smoking in their homes/cars. This was achieved in partnership with primary schools who produced materials and delivered activities to the children. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde2 used a storybook to demonstrate the associated health risks of SHS and the association between primary school-based approaches to health behaviours and behaviour change. This study follows on from these studies and examines parents/carers experiences' after the storybook was adapted by NHS Forth Valley for use in nurseries as a SHS intervention for parents/carers of nursery aged children in Clackmannanshire. Parents/carers (current smokers or ex-smokers who had stopped smoking
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A115
Number of pages1
JournalThorax
Volume74
Issue numberSuppl 2
Early online date12 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • second hand smoke (SHS)
  • children
  • smoking
  • deprived areas

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