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Youth Event Teaches Young People Effects of Smoking on the Body

August 02, 2012 3:58 PM

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A free Glasgow Science Centre show ‘Bodyworks on Tour’ is making an appearance at Inverclyde Youth in the Park event this Saturday, August 4th.

‘Bodyworks’ is an interactive ‘live’ exhibition aimed at helping young people to understand the damage smoking can do to their bodies. Young people are encouraged to come along and take part in the activities on the day.

Youth in the Park is an event for young people from Inverclyde and will take place this Saturday at Battery Park in Greenock.

The event has given NHSGGC stop smoking advisors the opportunity to join forces with Glasgow Science Centre and their interactive Body Works on Tour programme to offer young people the chance to see which parts of the body smoking can affect.

Liz Grant, Public Health Pharmacist, NHSGGC, said: “This exciting workshop delivered by the Glasgow Science Centre offers an array of exciting live science shows and interactive exhibits. Everything is hands-on and free and we are hoping as many young people as possible can come along and join in the fun.

The event is run by Community Learning and Development’s Youth Work Team on behalf of Inverclyde Youth Work Strategy group and the Health improvement Team is one of many different organisations there on the day to give advice and information to young people on various health topics including smoking, sexual health, oral health and the opportunity to get involved in the Inverclyde Youth Health and Care Forum.

There will also be a range of other activities including a climbing wall, Invernet mobile youth trailers, sporting activities and a main stage with local bands.

Mega Stars winner Domi Boi will be on stage and MCing the event and there will also be a children's zone at the event with a bouncy castle and activities for younger children.

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