The 203 smoke-free zones in Amsterdam appear to have an effect if smokers are also addressed about their behaviour, but young people prefer not to listen. Despite the clear sign of a smoke-free zone, they continue to smoke, whether or not elsewhere. This is reported by the Parool.
Smoke-free zones can be found at schools, youth care institutions, petting zoos, sports clubs and soon also schools without their own schoolyard and municipal sports facilities. The long-term effect of these zones is not yet visible, but researchers from the GGD Amsterdam and the Amsterdam UMC do see that a combination of signs and addressing behavior works.
Addressing smoking behavior
However, this is different for young people. This target group continues to smoke, despite the signs. And that is a pity activist and mother Wytske Kelling. At the Geert Groote College, for example, she sees that not everyone confronts each other about their smoking behaviour. “Parents think that teachers ensure that there is no smoking in the schoolyard, but the teachers understandably do not enforce the rules when students smoke outside the schoolyard.” Young people who smoke are therefore still given the space to do so.
By: National Education Guide
Smoke-free zones have an effect, but often not on young people
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