Playgrounds get smoke-free rule

The London Borough of Sutton has introduced a no-smoking trial in a parks playground - one of the first of its kind in the UK.

A voluntary trial will roll out to playgrounds across the borough as there is no legislation to prevent smoking in open areas. The move is designed to set an example for the children playing there.

The council has put signs up in Beddington Park playground asking people not to smoke.

Councillor Jayne McCoy said: "We are appealing to people's better nature to think of the young people playing nearby and asking them to light up somewhere else."


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