|Reports & Publications - Annual Report 1999
Smoke-Free Air for Kids Contest
The Health Unit, as a member of the Council for a Tobacco-Free Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, joined with four other tobacco-free Councils in Eastern Ontario to promote the "Smoke-Free Air for Kids" contest.
The goal of the contest was to increase awareness of the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke and to eliminate exposure in the home, particularly for children.
The contest was open to smokers and non-smokers living in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark who have children under 18 years of age living at home, or who have children in their home on a regular basis. Participants registered during the month of October and pledged to make their home completely smoke-free during the month of November.
The contest was promoted through various media including newspapers and radio. The winner of the contest was from Perth and received a bread maker sponsored by Black & Decker.