Tracy Brabin MP calls for change!

Published at 30 January, 2019.

Tracy Brabin calls for change!

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, is calling on government to ban smoking outside hospitals.

"Our country has already taken great steps in raising public awareness about the risks and harm of smoking, and I doubt there are many children who are not aware that smoking is linked to cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

Various pieces of legislation have been passed limiting where people can smoke – workplaces and public buildings both have bans in place, and if there’s a roof, you can’t spark up. 

Yet in hospitals, the very places we go to recover from our ills, people smoke freely right outside the front door. To me it undermines the role of the hospital as a health promoter."

Read her full story here.

 

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