Young Health Champions! - SmokeFree Alliance Poster Competition

Three children from schools across Newham have won a poster competition to say ‘Thank you for not smoking’ to Newham residents.
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In March 2022, Newham Council launched a competition for schools across the borough to design posters with the theme ‘Thank you for not smoking’. Entrants were asked to design posters that best illustrated why those that smoke should stop. Newham’s Young Health Champions chose three winners and three runners up from each category – Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, including ages 5-14.

Smoking is currently the biggest cause of death and illness in Newham, where 14% of the adult population in Newham smoke - higher than the London average (13%). The ‘Thank you for not smoking’ competition was run alongside our ‘No Smoking Day’ campaign, supporting the council’s aim to have a smoke-free Newham by 2030.

Winners and runners up were presented with certificates and prizes at Newham’s Clean Air Day on Thursday 16 June. To view all the winners and runners up visit: Thank You For Not Smoking Poster Competition – No Smoking Day Poster Competition – Newham Council


Winner: Diva - Sandringham Primary School

Runner Up: Labid - Sandringham Primary School

Runner Up: Muhammad - Sandringham Primary School



Winner: Rhianna - St Francis’ Catholic Primary School

Runners Up: Nabiha & Haddy - Salisbury Primary school



Winner: Emaan - Sarah Bonnell School

Runner Up: Anastasija - Sarah Bonnell School

Runner Up: Melvin - St Bonaventure’s

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