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Guide: Childrens Centres and Early Year settings are smokefree

What to say to a smoker

The short video you have just watched hopefully gives you more confidence to have a conversation with anyone smoking on site. Remember the following points.

  • Prepare – Think of three sentences that you could say to someone who is smoking
  • Practice saying them
  • Keep the conversation short – Say what you have to say and then leave
  • Remember to say thank you for your time

Remember your body language

  • Think confidently
  • Don’t be confrontational. Stand or sit next to them
  • If eye contact is difficult, look at the mouth and nose area
  • Stick to what you are comfortable with