Hidden smoke dangers highlighted as road show hits Elgin

People in Moray are being invited to see for themselves the impact that smoking can have on other people when a NHS Grampian road show arrives in Elgin this week.

Shoppers at the St Giles Centre will be able to learn more about the dangers of second-hand smoke when they are invited into a ‘living room’ that appears to be smoke free – but fills with computer-generated chemicals when viewed through a tablet computer.

“The second-hand smoke campaign is imaginative, novel and targets a section of the community we must reach,” Derek Petrie, NHS Grampian’s tobacco coordinator said.

He added: “The Scottish Government has laid targets for reducing the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke in cars and homes.”

Using augmented-reality technology introduced by the Scottish Government for the first time, the road show features methods being made available to advisers for the first time ever.

Advisers will tell parents and grandparents that smoking at a door or by an open window is not enough to protect their family, as harmful chemicals drift back and move from room to room.

Starting out in Peterhead today, the road show will visit Asda at Portlethen before moving on to Elgin and then Aberdeen’s Union Square.

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