Video Podcasts entitled Countdown to Smokefree England

Scope and Content

Series of podcasts produced for the launch of Sir Liam's 'Smokefree England' Campaign. Consists of 12 daily episodes released until the 1 July 2007, when virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England became smokefree, as set out in the Health Act 2006.

Includes;

  • Countdown to Smokefree England, in which Sir Liam talks about the new smokefree legislation due to come into effect on Sunday 1 July 2007, dated 18 July to 20 July 2007;

  • Second-hand Smoke, in which Sir Liam talks about the damaging effects of second-hand smoke, dated 21 June 2007;

  • The Right to Smokefree Air, in which Sir Liam talks about the individual's right to enjoy smokefree air, dated 22 June 2007;

  • Protecting bar workers, in which Sir Liam talks about the improvement already seen in bar workers’ health where Smokefree legislation has already been introduced, dated 23 June 2007;

  • Smoking damages your health, in which Sir Liam looks at the way smoking damaging one’s body, dated 24 June 2007;

  • Supporting people who want to quit, in which Sir Liam talks about the wide range of support services now available to people who want to quit smoking, dated 25 June 2007;

  • Cost of smoking video podcast, in which Sir Liam talks about the cost of smoking, to the smoker, the NHS and to industry, dated 26 June 2007;

  • Smoking during pregnancy, in which Sir Liam discusses how smoking impacts on the health of both mother and baby, dated 27 June 2007;

  • South Asian tobacco use, in which Sir Liam talks about the harmful effects of both smoking and chewing tobacco, dated 28 June 2007;

  • Fewer smokers in the future, in which Sir Liam talks about how the Smokefree legislation will help to reduce the number of smokers in the future, dated 29 June 2007;

  • Healthier workplaces and public places, in which Sir Liam talks about the need to reduce the risk to both the public and employees, of exposure to second-hand smoke, dated 30 June 2007;

  • And Welcome to Smokefree England, in which Sir Liam looks forward to seeing the many health benefits the new Smokefree law will bring in England over the coming days, months and years ahead, dated 1 July 2007.

Conditions Governing Access

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