How to stop smoking in hospital entrances – hire some ‘angry’ kids

Melbourne facility has slashed smoking since it started playing primary school students' anti-tobacco messages

Giving up the ciggies is a hard task for any smoker, but one Melbourne hospital has hit on a possible solution — a verbal spray from a bunch of forthright Grade 6 children.

In a bid to stop smokers from lighting up outside the main entrance, Frankston Hospital trialled a looped recording of the primary students’ self-scripted anti-smoking messages, such as “Your smoking makes me sad and angry”.