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Stop smoking

Stoptober is back and it can help you go smoke free

There's never been a better time to stop smoking. Join the 28-day Stoptober challenge and stop with all the support you need.


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.

The facts

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 or directly make a pledge.