Berryfields Park Goes Smokefree

Berryfields Park, Bodmin will officially be launched as a Smokefree Play Park at a FREE community event on Saturday, June 1 from 10am - 1pm.

The event focuses on fun while celebrating the new smokefree status of the park. There will be lots of fun activities including inflatables, a treasure hunt, ice cream, music and a dance/performance workshop from KBSK.

Our friendly and helpful team will be there to chat to, along with a variety of other local organisations including Cornwall’s Fire and Rescue Service, YZUP, Mike’s Trust and Young People Cornwall.

image of a sign that reads "cigarettes are rubbish, please don't smoke in our playpark"

Berryfields is the latest park to become a voluntary smokefree zone after similar launches in Liskeard, Hayle, Illogan, Launceston, Torpoint and Newquay. The aim of this project is to reduce the number of people smoking around children and raise awareness of the dangers of passive smoking.

No child should have to breathe in second-hand smoke:

  •  Children exposed to smoking are significantly more likely to take up smoking themselves.
  • When children breathe in second-hand smoke it can be especially harmful as they have less well-developed airways, lungs and immune systems compared to adults.
  • Exposure to second-hand smoke has been linked to an increased risk of a range of illnesses including lower respiratory tract infections, asthma, wheezing and middle ear infections.

You can find more information on the tools and support available to start your journey to a smokefree life on our Smokefree Cornwall pages.