Tag Archives: smoking

‘Let’s Kick It Together’- family support to quit smoking in pregnancy

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy will be given incentives to “kick the habit” as part of a package of increased support being launched by Somerset County Council to mark World No Tobacco Day, May 31. Let’s Kick It Together, a campaign from the Mums2Be Smokefree Service and the NHS, aims to reduce smoking before, during […]

Quitting smoking helps to create a low-risk pregnancy

Helping to support others to create a low-risk pregnancy so that they do not have to experience the challenges of a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is what brings my passion to my job role. Steph Dummackin works for Smokefreelife Somerset in the Mums2Be Team, covering Yeovil and South Somerset areas. This specialised team supports […]

Get the right tools to quit this No Smoking Day

…being given the tools (to help quit smoking) by the team, I have found it easier than I thought. Tabetha is thirty-one years old and having her first child. She was referred to the Mums2be Smokefree service by her midwife when she was twelve-weeks pregnant. Mums2Be Smokefree is a local service in Somerset who offer […]

No Smoking Day – support makes all the difference

With my 2 previous pregnancies I hadn’t really received the support in quitting smoking… Lauren was referred to Mums2Be Smokefree, for quit smoking support, by her midwife at her “ten-week” booking appointment – when she was around eight weeks pregnant. Mums2Be Smokefree is a local service in Somerset who offer support, advice and free NRT […]

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 […]