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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 stationsEngland 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 .
 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 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  to start you off.


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

Help and Support

Be Well Tameside is a service that 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:

Stop SmokingUseful Websites

Tameside Tobacco-free Partnership

Tameside Tobacco-free Partnership is working towards a smokefree Tameside through promoting smokefree spaces, smokefree workplaces, switching and quitting smoking and reporting illicit and illegal tobacco.

The majority of smokers want to quit smoking but find it difficult, you are four times more likely to quit smoking with NHS support.

Take a look at what Tameside is doing by clicking on the links below to find out more about how we are working to make smoking history in Tameside.

Case Studies

Quitting smoking makes you healthier, happier and wealthier
Tameside’s midwife-led stop smoking service helps second-time mum quit smoking for good
Smoker with long-term conditions quits 40-year habit

Heavy smoker from Tameside quits 40 a day after 50 years 
Serious health scare encourages local smoker of 55 years to quit for good