Tag Archives: smoking

Smokefree pregnancies ‘on the up’ thanks to Mums2Be Smokefree

Somerset mums are having healthier pregnancies and ‘smokefree’ lives thanks to the support they receive during and after their pregnancy. Last year was a record breaking year for the Mums2Be Smokefree service (M2Bs), with 504 women using the Somerset County Council funded service to support their attempt to quit smoking, and 292 (58%) of them […]

Let’s celebrate 10 years Smokefree

Somerset smokers are asked to seize the moment and mark the 10th anniversary of pubs, clubs and workplaces becoming ‘smokefree’ by law by quitting this July. Since the ban lots of measures have been introduced to reduce smoking rates which have roughly halved in Somerset in 10 years. Nationally the smoking rate was 24 per […]

New film pictures heartfelt call by children to quit smoking

Somerset County Council is supporting a new hard-hitting campaign highlighting the damaging effect smoking has on the heart. The Smokefree Health Harms campaign from Public Health England reveals the two biggest motivators for smokers to quit are their own health and their loved ones. Public Health England has released a short film featuring children’s TV and […]

You Smoke, They Smoke

A furry dog called ‘Keith’ and his smoking owner were among the highlights of a formal ‘No Smoking Day’ event for shoppers in the Orchard Shopping Centre this year. The National No Smoking Day (9th March 2016) event organised by the Council and Smokefreelife Somerset was a chance to get some advice to stop smoking. […]

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** You Smoke, They Smoke, National No Smoking Day (9th March 2016)

  When: 09/03/2016 at 11 am. Where: Fore Street, Taunton, TA1 1JX What: Photo opportunity for the promotion of the National No Smoking Day (9th March 2016) in Taunton. Who: Cllr. Vivienne Stock-Williams (Smokefree Alliance); Stewart Brock, Public Health Specialist, (Somerset County Council); Kinshore Sankla (Chief Executive Officer, Solutions4Health) and members of the Smokefreelife Somerset […]

You smoke, they smoke …

Somerset smokers can find out about the effects of their second-hand smoke on loved ones and their furry and feathered friends this ‘National No Smoking Day’ (Wednesday 9th March, 2016). Somerset County Council and Smokefreelife Somerset will be promoting ‘No Smoking Day’ not only to highlight the benefits of quitting for its residents, but also […]

‘Be There Tomorrow’ advan tours Somerset towns

The ‘Be There Tomorrow’ campaign ‘advan’ set off on a short tour of Somerset towns recently to reach as many smokers as possible. Cllr. Anna Groskop, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and Cllr. David Fothergill, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport showed their support for the van as it prepared to leave County Hall. […]


*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** Friday 26th February, 10 am at County Hall, Somerset County Council *** The ‘Be There Tomorrow campaign ‘ad-van’ is on the road this week stopping off for a photo opportunity at County Hall at 10.00 am on Friday 26th February. It will be joined by the ‘Wellness on Wheels’ mobile stop […]

Happiness is a smoke free family life

A Somerset mum of one year old triplets is supporting the new hard hitting regional stop smoking campaign launching this week across the South West. She wants to show that 1 in 2 smokers will die early from smoking, missing out on precious moments in life with their loved ones The campaign highlights those key […]

Stop smoking to reduce chances of serious lung disease

Somerset County Council and Public Health England are urging people to stop smoking by highlighting the debilitating nature of serious lung disease. Over 11,000 people in Somerset suffered with serious lung disease during 2014-15 (1)  and nearly 820 deaths in Somerset between 2012 and 2014 were attributable to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). (3) Smoking is the […]