The first deputy mayor of Mijas and Mayor of Playas, José Carlos Martín, and the Councilor for Health, Candela León, have received from the Ministry of Health and Families the three ‘Smoke-free Beach’ flags which correspond to the three Mijas beaches adhered to the Andalusian Network of Sanitary Services and Smoke-Free Spaces of the Junta de Andalucía.
These beaches are Calahonda-La Luna-Royal Beachthat of The hype and of the covethey have reported from the City Council in a statement.
“Our goal has always been to make users aware that we must respect the environment and the health benefits of giving up cigarettes. For non-smokers it is a problem to be surrounded by smoke and they do not feel as comfortable, so it is important to work on coexistence and set up places where they can breathe that air without tobacco,” said Martín.
The first deputy mayor stressed that “the three smoke-free beaches of Mijas They have also been awarded the blue flags, which means a double attraction for tourists”. For his part, León valued “the anti-smoking programs developed by the Department of Health both in prevention, especially in schools, and aid for smoking cessation.”
The councilor added that “the fact of setting up smoke-free beaches also means that the little ones who go to the sea with their families do not identify tobacco with something playful apart from avoiding these involuntary inhalations that can be harmful to their health”.
In the same way, from the Municipality of Mijas Awareness programs are also carried out on smoke-free beaches every year, as well as specific posters with all the advantages of quitting smoking and warnings about the effect of tobacco on health.