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Smoking

 

What you need to know?

The Law
It's now against the law to smoke in almost every enclosed public space in the UK. This includes:

  • cafes and restaurants
  • shopping centres
  • railway stations

England went smokefree on 1 July 2007

Second Hand (passive) smoking

Passive smoking is breathing in second-hand tobacco smoke from the air. Less than three out of 10 adults smoke but nearly everyone at times is breathing in secondary smoke.

To find out more information on passive smoking take a look at the NHS Smokefree information Link to External Website.

 If you have children or you are around children take a look at the Take 7 Steps Out Link to External Website campaign on ways you can protect them from secondhand smoke.

The effects / impacts of smoking

The short-term effects of smoking include:

  • Gum disease and bad breath
  • Becoming more susceptibility to colds and flu
  • Stained fingers
  • Clothes and hair smelling of smoke
  • Expensive for the wallet and purse

Long-term effects include:

  • At high risk from getting mouth and throat cancer
  • Poor circulation in arms and legs

Benefits of stopping smoking

There are lots of benefits of stopping smoking including your health, family and wallet.  Smokefree explains these benefits and where you can also order a free quit pack Link to External Website to start you off.

E-cigarettes

Thinking about switching to an e-cigarette, watch these videos on people who have switched.

Help and Support

Be Well Tameside
Tameside Be Well Service provides holistic health and wellbeing support, advice and help on a range of subjects including quitting smoking. Contact them today to find out more or book an appointment.
Telephone: 0161 716 2000 or email: bewelltameside@nhs.net

Useful Websites
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/smoking
www.nhs.uk/smokefree
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/smoking
https://healthunlocked.com/quitsupport