Non-smoking Cumbria

Our vision is to create a smoke-free generation in Cumbria by 2022. Our plan in the county council is to support this vision and the National Tobacco Control Plan, and we begin our efforts by making 2018 the year we join and mobilize our forces. Scale to help keep Cumbria smoke-free. We would like to see everyone in the public, private and third sectors promise to do at least something to help people stop smoking and achieve our vision for a smoke-free Cumbria.

Cumbria County Council Non-Smoking Statement of Intent (PDF)

How employers can support jobs Non-Smoking Cumbria (PDF).

Support to exit

Why not visit your local Non-Smoking Service and talk to an understanding professional? Find your nearest service or Text “pharmacy parking Your zip code“To 80011.

There is more free, proven support for you! Millions of people have used NHS Smokefree support to help them quit smoking. Choose from the app, exit the set, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance – Sign up for NHS Smokefree.

Vaping and e-cigarettes

Cumbria County Council Public Health Director Colin Cox said:

“There is now strong evidence that vaping and e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, and there is strong work to encourage smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit smoking to switch to vaping.”

“The main messages I want to preach are if you don’t smoke, don’t start smoking; if you smoke, if you can, stop completely – and our pharmacies can help; and if you can’t stop, or don’t want to – go vaping.”

“Cumbria’s smoking rate is declining, and recent figures show that less than 16 percent of the adult population continues to smoke. However, it still represents about 60,000 adult smokers in the county, so the numbers are even lower. There is more to be done to help. “

It will stop

Every year, thousands of people quit smoking for 28 days It will stop starts on October 1. Find your personal exit plan now.

By registering, they get access to a number of free supports, including packages, emails, texts, and apps – all of which provide information, advice, and daily tips to help them through the month.

Anyone who is supported by employers, communities, charities, and other partners, as well as who encourages each other through their Facebook page, resigns together. And if they do not smoke for 28 days, their chances of quitting forever increase fivefold.

If you are considering quitting now or want more information about support when you are ready to quit, there is plenty of advice and expert help. Non-smoking site.

Take our Stoptober Quiz

Non-smoking cars

On October 1, 2015, smoking in cars with persons under the age of 18 was banned. This law helps to protect children from the dangers of second smoke. A person who smokes in a car can be fined both the driver and the smoker £ 50. Learn more about Non-smoking cars.

Smoking during pregnancy

If you are a smoker and plan to have a baby, the best thing you can do is stop before you try to get pregnant, here are some helpful tools to help you:

The SmokeFree Baby program gives you expert advice to stop smoking during pregnancy. SmokeFree Baby was developed by a research team at University College London that specializes in supporting smoking cessation efforts. Designed to help you quit smoking completely or reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke. We believe that anyone can quit or at least reduce smoking, and the less you smoke, the healthier you and your baby will be.

Tommy’s Mama also introduced a new digital tool to help women plan their pregnancies. If you are ready to start a family, visit to find some lifestyle changes that can help you.

Non-smoking workplaces

We have produced Job Guide in Cumbria (PDF) Helping employers lead people to Cigarette-Free Cumbria by helping them quit smoking and eventually become a Non-Smoking Workplace. Smoking remains the biggest cause of ill health in our population. Smoking causes about 96,000 deaths in the United Kingdom each year, and smokers under the age of 40 are five times more likely to have a heart attack.

For more information and advice, contact Georgina Ternent – Public Heath,