Blues gear up for new driving law on Saturday against Blackpool.
In February 2015, Parliament passed regulations to make it illegal to smoke in a private vehicle when someone under the age of 18 is present.
The new rules came into force on 1st October 2015 and people failing to comply face a £50 fixed penalty notice. The regulations have been introduced as part of a package of measures under the Children and Families Act 2014.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is very happy to support this in recognition of the harm that smoking causes especially to our young people. Tony Mardle, Tobacco Control manager said “The campaign to raise awareness of the new law is really important. We need to let as many people know about this to protect our young people and perhaps some smokers will also take this opportunity to make a stop smoking attempt.”
Danny Macklin, Commercial Director added: "The Council have teamed up with us to help promote this very important message. On Saturday we was pleased to spread this message to the crowd as we welcomed Blackpool to Roots Hall.”
The stop smoking service in Southend can be contacted on 01702 212000