If you live in Lancashire and want to quit smoking the Quit Squad can provide support for you. Getting help from a stop smoking service can increase your chances of successfully quitting smoking.
The service can also help you if you want to stop using niche tobacco (shisha or chewing tobacco).
If you are pregnant, giving up smoking is one of the best things you can do for your baby. The Quit Squad works closely with midwives to help pregnant mums to give up smoking. Quit for two has specific advice and support for pregnant mums. You can also download the Quit for Us app, which helps you to stay smokefree when you’ve decided to start your quit journey. There’s lots of hints, tips, and games to help you stay smokefree.
There is also an incentive scheme available for pregnant mums to access along with their partner.
For local information and support visit the Quit Squad or call them on 0800 328 6297.
A range of NHS resources are also available.
My Quit Route
My Quit Route is a free app which is available to all Lancashire County Council residents to download on Google play and Apple store. It will provide you with the expert advice and scientifically-proven tools you need to quit smoking for good. The app can be used alone or together with specialist support from Quit Squad, your local stop smoking service who can also advise you on the most appropriate nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Since 1st October 2015 it has been against the law to smoke in a car with anyone under 18 present. The law was introduced to protect young people from secondhand smoke.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of health issues such as bronchitis, asthma symptoms and middle ear infections (glue ear).
To make your pledge of keeping your home and cars smokefree contact the Quit Squad.