Tag Archives: stop smoking

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 […]

Act now to prepare for No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day is Wednesday 9 March and Somerset County Council is encouraging smokers to act now to prepare for giving up on the day. To support people in Somerset to quit, the Council’s Stop Smoking Service, Smokefreelife Somerset is available to provide free, expert support and guidance. The service is urging anyone who […]

10 tips to help you give up smoking

No Smoking Day, 9 March, is fast approaching which encourages and supports smokers to quit the habit for good. Somerset County Council is encouraging all smokers to quit and have produced a handy tip list to help people prepare for and get through those early stages of giving up smoking. They also operate a Stop […]

Twenty a day to smoke free – Stoptober case study

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: “I would urge any newly pregnant mum or even if your further along, it’s never too late to consider giving up, to give it at least a try.” Hayley talks about her surprise at how easy she found it to quit smoking with the support of […]

Not giving up my smoke free life – Stoptober case study

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: “One thing that really helped me was a text I had from one of my daughters, it was telling me how proud she was of me so when things got tough, I’d read it and it helped me to carry on quitting. It’s now eighteen months […]

Stoptober is back – make it your month to quit 

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: Stoptober is back for its 10th year calling on smokers to kick the habit once and for all and join 2.3 million others who all quit since the campaign launched a decade ago.   Supporting the campaign, Somerset County Council is encouraging Somerset smokers to seek support […]

Me and my boys – Stoptober case study

For help quitting smoking click the smokefreelife logo below: “On my journey with ‘smokefree’ I had all the right help and support from both Riley and Steph. Without their help and time, I would not have been able to do it.” Kim talks about her battle to give up smoking and the support that she […]

Stoptober –a time to quit and reduce your risk

It’s ‘Stoptober’ this month and Somerset County Council is encouraging smokers to quit to benefit their health – and help reduce the risk of catching serious respiratory infections this winter. Smokers have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections and are more likely to have more severe symptoms once infected. Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and flu […]