A recent YouGov survey shows that three out of four adults now believe that smoking should be banned in outdoor children's play areas.
Smoking in family-friendly areas sends children a message that tobacco is a common part of everyday life rather than a deadly and addictive drug.
We believe that children and young people have a right to play, meet their friends and take part in sport in a clean smoke-free environment, and in September 2010 we lauched a major campaign to make all children’s play areas in Wales smoke-free.
We kicked off the launch with a litter-pick in Cardiff's Roath Park during Tidy Wales Week. Residents and schoolchildren from Cardiff also helped to raise awareness of smoking litter blighting their playgrounds.
Caerphilly Council implemented a smoking ban in over 100 playgrounds in early 2012 and trials are due to be launched in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.
Action on Smoking and Health Wales is asking all local authorities in Wales to introduce smoke-free policies in all of their children's playgrounds to protect young people from the harm of second-hand smoke.
We are working with a number of councils across Wales to help them implement bans in 2013 and we will showcase their work on our website.
If you would like to know more please see our toolkit below or contact Action on Smoking and Health Wales' Press & Campaigns Manager firstname.lastname@example.org