London (PRWEB) April 23, 2006
Children young as 11 are probably already smoking at school. A new product detects nicotine in children and adults and also second-hand smoke exposure
TobacAlert.co.uk has launched its UK and Europe to help parents identify if their children have been smoking, or been in a potentially dangerous smoke environment.
Most parents find out after 1 year if their child has started smoking, TobacAlert can help parents stop this problem before their children are addicted.
The TobacAlert product is an easy-to-use, cost-effective method of testing for second-hand smoke exposure. Public awareness of the health risks posed by exposure to second-hand smoke continues to grow worldwide. In February, the U.K. government proposed a ban on smoking in public places and work places. To date, more than 120 countries have signed on as parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which requires the adoption of effective measures providing for protection from second hand smoke exposure in workplaces and public places.
Shocking Facts From Cancer Research UK
- Each day 450 children in the UK take up smoking. By the age of 11, one third of children have experimented with smoking. And by 15 around one in four teenagers are regular smokers.
- Since the 1980s girls have been more likely to smoke regularly than boys.
TobacAlert tests Nicotine levels direct from a smoker and also tests for second-hand smoke exposure in minutes without the need for instruments, equipment or specialised training.
TobacAlert is available in the UK at http://www.tobacalert.co.uk
The ability of TobacAlert to measure second-hand smoke exposure has been successfully put to the test by reporters, as reported in the London Sunday Telegraph, New York Daily News, and the and Melbourne, Australia's The Sunday Herald Sun.
The site also has a Forum feature for Parents and Children to Name and Shame Schools who do nothing about pupils that smoke. The Tobacalert.co.uk is all about Self help.
For further information about TobacAlert plus facts and news about smoking are available from: http://www.tobacalert.co.uk.