HOLLYMOUNT Carramore GAA Club has launched its smoke and vape-free coverage.
One of many goals of a smoke and vape ban is to denormalise the tradition of smoking and vaping to younger individuals.
Launching the initiative on the Hollymount neighborhood sports activities day was a pleasant reminder of optimistic position modelling for younger individuals.
Hollymount Carramore GAA has a Wholesome Club Committee, together with membership from Hollymount LGFA, as a part of the nationwide GAA Wholesome Club programme. The intention of the Wholesome Club initiative is to remodel golf equipment into hubs for well being inside their communities.
Tobacco smoking is the most important reason for preventable sickness and loss of life in Eire, killing virtually 6,000 individuals yearly. Smoking causes most cancers, coronary heart illness, stroke, COPD, and a spread of different ailments. It may well additionally set off critical bronchial asthma assaults in kids and adults.
Vaping is much less dangerous than smoking however nonetheless not protected. E-cigarettes include 1000’s of chemical substances, lots of that are poisonous.
Whereas e-cigarettes might help hardened people who smoke to stop, current experiences point out an elevated use of those gadgets amongst younger individuals in Eire is exceptionally alarming. Analysis by the Irish Well being Analysis Board revealed that those that vape are 5 occasions extra prone to begin smoking cigarettes than those that by no means used e-cigarettes.
The GAA is the heartbeat of each neighborhood and this sort of initiative is not going to solely increase consciousness but in addition defend individuals from second-hand smoke, scale back smoking initiation charges amongst younger individuals, and improve the variety of individuals in search of assist to stop.
Mentioned Jarlath Moran, Hollymount Carramore GAA chairperson: “I’m excited and proud to announce that our membership is now smoke and vape-free. Our membership goals to assist the younger individuals in our neighborhood, and we imagine this initiative sends a optimistic message to our youthful gamers and supporters.”
The membership is asking for the assist of its members, area people, visiting groups and supporters to assist them obtain their intention for a more healthy membership by following the brand new coverage.
The sports activities day included races from Underneath 6 to Underneath 14, five-a-side soccer for nationwide and secondary girls and boys, a fittest household problem and tug of battle. There have been additionally actions for youthful youngsters together with bouncing castles, pony rides and face portray.
Croí have been additionally readily available to provide free blood strain checks by a Croi nurse and different volunteers. The HSE supplied Wholesome Eire goodies on the day.
The day was an enormous success, with the crowds having fun with the day – you gained’t wish to miss it subsequent yr.
Stop Smoking West supplies a free, accredited and accepted service for these wishing to stop. E mail [email protected] or name (091) 775485. This service is supplied by the HSE Well being Promotion and Enchancment Division. The service supplies free digital, nose to nose or phone consultations with shoppers who want to stop smoking or vaping.