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Launch of "Not Around Us" - an initiative to create smoke free environments for children and young people

Healthy Galway City and Galway CYPSC, in partnership with a range of stakeholders, are delighted to launch the Not Around Us initiative to create smoke free environments for children and young people. "Not Around Us" is about promoting an environment where it is easier for those who smoke to quit, and stay quit, and to help de-normalise smoking for the next generation.

Watch the launch video to learn more about this initiative.  
The purpose of Not Around Us is to:
  • Help protect children and young people from second-hand smoke exposure.
  • Contribute to the denormalisation of smoking for children and young people.
  • Reduce environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products create.
  • Signpost to HSE QUIT services.

  Cick Here to download the pdf with more information.

This initiative has already been successfully piloted in 5 Galway City sites and it is now been fully launched in Galway City and County.  Not Around Us signage will be made available free of charge to interested not for profit groups or organisations, schools, and early years services in Galway. Interested services and organisations should go to to get more information and to download the Expression of Interest form. 


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