Warriors back anti-smoking campaign

By Tim Clarke 29/06 Updated: 29/06 13:47

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WORCESTER Warriors' rugby stars are throwing their weight behind a hard-hitting campaign to make young people more aware of the dangers of smoking.

The Sixways club has teamed up with the Worcester City Areas of Highest Need (AOHN) Programme and Warndon councillor Alan Amos in launching the month long anti-smoking campaign this week.

Staff from the Warriors Community Foundation will be visiting Gorse Hill, Fairfield and Cranham Primary Schools in Warndon to deliver lessons highlighting the dangers, cost and also the impact on others of passive smoking.

The project is being jointly funded by money from Coun Amos' council fund and the AOHN Programme.

Coun Amos said: “I am delighted and proud that this is the second time I have been able to sponsor an anti-smoking campaign in our primary schools. I am sure we are now getting the message over to our youngsters at an early age that smoking is not only an evil killer but that it also causes dreadful diseases, is dangerous, dirty, very expensive, and anti-social.”

During the first lesson a demonstration will show the children what happens in a person's lungs when they smoke.

Carol Hart, Warriors Community Foundation Manager, said: “The Anti-Smoking Campaign carries a really important message to young people. Smoking is dangerous, costly and affects those around you."

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