Smoking in cars with child passengers
Smoking in a car, even with the windows down or air conditioning on, exposes passengers to potentially toxic levels of second-hand smoke. This is particularly harmful to children, who have smaller lungs, faster breathing, less-developed immune systems, and often little choice about how they travel or who smokes around them. Help us protect the one in five children who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke in cars by joining our campaign to ban smoking in cars carrying child passengers.
Take 5 and Stay Alive campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that, far from being a thing of the past, asbestos is still present in millions of homes around the country. We are encouraging anyone who is thinking about doing any DIY or renovations around their house to make sure they check our Take 5 and Stay Alive website to find out the facts about asbestos first.
Fighting obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
OSA is a sleep disorder in which the airway closes, causing a person to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. Awareness levels of OSA are low, but treatment is available and is often very effective. We’re campaigning to raise awareness of OSA and to improve OSA services nationwide.
Plain packaging for cigarettes
Although tobacco advertising was banned over a decade ago, tobacco industry documents show that cigarette companies are still using distinctive cigarette packet designs to attract young smokers. We are calling for all cigarettes to be sold in standardised plain packaging, to help save lives by cutting the number of young people taking up smoking.