Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester


Smokefree Homes

 

Protect people around you from the harmful health effects of breathing other people’s cigarette smoke (second hand smoke – SHS) through Manchester Smokefree Homes scheme.

The objectives are to increase awareness of the dangers of SHS, to reduce exposure to SHS, especially amongst pregnant women, babies and children, and to increase dissatisfaction with smoking behaviour, increasing the numbers of people setting quit dates.

There is growing evidence that breathing in SHS is a cause of some illnesses including asthma, heart disease and certain cancers in adults. But it is children and babies who are most at risk from SHS.

You can register your home and enjoy the benefits of fresh air, healthier children and a cleaner home.

Once you have registered, we will send you 'smokefree' items such as 'no smoking' signs and stickers to help you keep your home smokefree. You will also receive the smokefree home award certificate and be entered into our free prize draw to win £250 of home vouchers.

To register you home smokefree visit by clicking here.

Have you heard about Chemical Soup? Download a leaflet about Manchester’s Smokefree Homes scheme.

For more information on Second Hand Smoke click here.


Our latest winner in the Smokefree Homes prize draw

 

Kelly from Harpurhey is the lucky winner of £250’s worth of high street vouchers in the Smokefree Homes prize draw. Kelly pledged to keep her home smokefree and to quit smoking herself. She has now been quit for 8 months having smoked for 12 years. Kelly who has 2 young children, said ‘ I am really proud of myself for quitting as I know how harmful it is for the person who smokes and people around them. I want to protect my children from secondhand smoke and set a good example as a parent. I won’t ever go back to smoking’.

 

Congratulations Kelly!


Stopping smoking brings double reward thanks to Trust service

 

A Collyhurst woman has earned a double reward for stopping smoking after winning a prize draw.

Maria won £250 worth of high street vouchers in the Smokefree Homes prize draw, held at the Christmas Coffee Morning event at the Church of the Saviour in Collyhurst recently.

Maria, pictured centre with Reverend Chris Fallone and Kate Griffiths, stopped smoking 5 weeks ago with support from a community stop smoking advisor and registered her home smokefree. She was delighted at winning the money.

"I've been trying to stop smoking for 18 months to two years," she said. "I used to go to the stop smoking drop-in stall on Harpurhey Market, but decided to come to the drop-in at Church of the Saviour. I saw it advertised on the banner up on the railings outside the church and my children go to the school nearby.

"I started coming to the service here in September and I have been dropping in faithfully every week. I find the support excellent; I feel great, much healthier and I've saved lots of money. I've even been able to buy myself an 18 carat gold ring with the money I've saved!
"I'm really surprised and overwhelmed by winning the £250 of high street vouchers. It's a great Christmas present. Thank you so much.

"I'd say to anyone trying to quit smoking to keep trying and get support. It will keep you motivated and you will eventually quit like I did!"

Manchester Stop Smoking Service provides support in many places across the city including pharmacies, hospitals and clinics as well as local markets. The service is open to anyone who lives or works in Manchester.

Congratulations Maria!


Smokefree Homes Report

 

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