CHILDREN from across Yorkshire are to help with a scheme that could see their exposure to second-hand smoke reduced.
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and York are recruiting schools from the region to take part in the CLASS trial – Children Learning About Second-hand Smoke.
The initiative will test a school intervention programme, known as Smoke Free Homes.
The programme aims to make primary school children more aware of the danger of second-hand smoke.
It is designed to encourage families to introduce smoking restrictions in their homes to protect children and non-smokers.
The trial is being led by Dr Kamran Siddiqi, of Leeds University, and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research programme.
Researchers from a number of UK universities and NHS Trusts will be working on the trial over the next five years.