LGA responds to 10 year anniversary of smokefree laws

Responding to the 10th anniversary of the ban on smoking being introduced in enclosed public spaces in England, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, said: “As we mark the 10th anniversary of the ban on smoking in public places, and celebrate the successes of a game-changing piece of public health … Read more

Smokers given advice and support to butt out their habit on World No Tobacco Day

To mark World No Tobacco Day 2017 yesterday (31 May), Smokefree St Helens and the ‘Wagtail’ unit were in Church Square, offering stop smoking support and tobacco education to residents. With help from sniffer dog Alfie, members of the public got to learn about tobacco control and the harms smoking can cause. Smokefree St Helens … Read more

Children warn of smoking risks in hard-hitting campaign

New PHE film shows children creating personal images and warnings about the damage smoking causes to convince smokers to stop. Public Health England (PHE) launches a campaign to highlight the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that, in England, 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused by … Read more

St Helens smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2016

Smokers in St Helens are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day, Wednesday 9 March with City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) CIC’s Smokefree St Helens team. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, … Read more