Accessibility Statement
Chat icon Chat with us live

Stop Smoking

You CAN Quit Smoking and it will be the best things you’ll ever do.

Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health.

It can be a challenge to quit but there is lots of free advice, help and support available in Tameside to help you to become smokefree.

We want all residents and workers in Tameside to be able to enjoy a smokefree life. Looking for inspiration to become smokefree? Please explore the information and help available in the boxes below.
 

FREE Stop Smoking Support

Research shows that smokers who stop with support from trained advisors, friends, family or other people are more likely to successfully quit smoking. See what support you can get in Tameside.

One to One Support – Be Well Tameside Click-thru:
Be Well Tameside
Be Well Tameside 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 342 5050 or email: bewelltameside@tameside.gov.uk
 
Be Well Tameside

Be Well Tameside

Click here for more information on Be Well Tameside’s Stop Smoking support service.


Support from your Midwife:
Quitting for your baby - you can get specialist support from your midwife to quit smoking. For more information, ask your midwife at the ante-natal clinic.

Stop Smoking Helpline:
The Greater Manchester NHS Stop Smoking helpline is open seven days a week: Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm.  This is similar to having support from a stop smoking service, but over the phone rather than in person. Calls are charged at the same rate as to a landline and are therefore included in many phone packages. Check with your phone provider.

Call the Greater Manchester NHS Stop Smoking helpline now on 0300 123 1044

GM Smoke Free AppGM Smoke Free App
GM Health Hub also offer 24/7 stop smoking support through the Smoke Free app – to help keep you motivated, monitor health improvements and track how much money you save by being smokefree. Get six months free access with you sign up online (worth almost £60.

 
Smokefree App

Smokefree App

Click here to download the Smokefree App.

Reasons to Become Smokefree

If you want to quit smoking to save money – there is big money to be saved!
If you haven’t already added up the benefits to quitting smoking, think about how much of your income is going up in smoke every week. The average 10-a-day smoker spends around £40 a week on tobacco. That’s over £2,000 a year!
Take a look at the Cost Calculator here to find out what else you could be spending your money on whilst becoming healthier at the same time.
 
Reasons to stop smoking
We know it can be easier said than done to stop smoking. But do you really know the effects smoking could be having on you and your body?

Check out the lists below that tell you some of the effects of smoking can have on you, your body and those around you.

Short term effects of smoking:
  • 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
  • Family, friends and pets exposed to second-hand smoke
  • Children and young people around you could learn from your smoking behaviour

Long term effects of smoking:
  • Risk of lung cancer as well as 15 other cancers
  • Poor circulation in arms and legs
  • Children and young people around you could learn from your smoking behaviour
  • Family, friends and pets exposed to second-hand smoke
  • Expensive for your wallet and purse

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.

 If you have children or you are around children take a look at the Take 7 Steps Out campaign on ways you can protect them from second-hand smoke.

 
Get Inspired – GM Health Hub

Get Inspired – GM Health Hub

Check out these amazing stories of people in GM who have become smokefree.

Smoking and Covid-19

Smoking and Covid-19

Click here to find more information on how smoking can affect Covid-19.

Make Smoking History

Make Smoking History

Click here to find more support to help you make smoking history.

 

Creating a Smokefree Tameside

Creating a Smokefree Tameside
We’re working towards creating a smokefree Tameside, because it benefits everyone and we know children and young people are less likely to become smokers if they are not exposed to smoking.

In Tameside we support residents and workers to enjoy a smokefree environment by increasing the amount of smokefree spaces as well as offering free stop smoking support. You can find out more about what we’re doing by clicking the boxes below

 
Smokefree Events

Smokefree Events

Click here to find out more information on smokefree events, including how we can help you hold one.

Smokefree Sports

Smokefree Sports

Click here to find out more information on smokefree sports, including why it is so important.

7 Steps Out

7 Steps Out

Information on steps smokers can take to limit children’s contact with second hand smoke.

Workplace Health Interventions

Workplace Health Interventions

Click here for information on how to keep employers and employees healthy at work.

Tackling Illegal and Illicit Tobacco

Tackling Illegal and Illicit Tobacco

Click here to find out about how we are tackling illegal and illicit tobacco trade.

Be Well Tameside

Be Well Tameside

Click here for more information on the Be Well stop smoking support available.

Smokefree Pregnancy

Smokefree Pregnancy

Click here for more information on how we can support pregnant people to stop smoking.

Get Inspired to Quit – real Stories

Get Inspired to Quit – real Stories

Click here to view some stories of people in Tameside who have quit smoking.

Smokefree Campaigns

Smokefree Campaigns

Click here to see all of the Tameside Tobacco Free Partnership’s smokefree campaigns.