In order to protect children from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) in cars, the Welsh Government has launched the three-year Fresh Start Wales campaign, which calls on parents and other carers to pledge to keep their cars smoke free and thereby protect their children from the health risks associated with SHS in a confined space.
The Welsh Government has stated that it will consider pursuing a ban on smoking in cars carrying children if children’s exposure to SHS in cars does not start to fall within three years. To help inform this decision, DECIPHer have been commissioned by the Welsh Government to assess changes in children’s exposure and attitudes to SHS in cars since 2008.
Cross-sectional survey of year 6 (10-11 years old) children in Welsh primary schools. Data to be linked to 2008 data from the original CHETS survey to form a repeated cross sectional study.
- Moore G, Moore L, Littlecott H, Ahmed N, Lewis S, Sulley G, Jones E, Holliday J Prevalence of smoking restrictions and child exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and homes: a repeated cross-sectional survey of children aged 10–11 years in Wales BMJ Open 2015, 5: e006914
- Moore G, Littlecott H, Moore L, Ahmed N, Holliday J. ‘E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11-year-old never-smokers in Wales’ Tobacco Control 2014, published online 22 December 2014.
- Wise J. ‘Children are three times as likely to try e-cigarettes as tobacco products, study finds’, BMJ 2014; 349:g7508
- Moore G, Moore L, Ahmed N, Littlecott H, Lewis S, Sulley G, Jones E, Holliday J. ‘Exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and e-cigarette use among 10-11 year old children in Wales: CHETS Wales 2’ Research report, December 2014, Welsh Government.
- Moore G, Moore L, Ahmed N, Littlecott H, Holliday J. ‘Exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and e-cigarette use among 10-11 year old children in Wales: CHETS Wales 2 key findings report’ Research report, July 2014, Welsh Government.
- CHETS project information webpage (includes links to publications from original CHETS study)
- Fresh Start Wales website