Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Stopping smoking

Smoking can have a major impact on your health including how long you live for.

  • Smokers under the age of 40 have a five times greater risk of a heart attack than non-smokers
  • Smoking causes around 80% of deaths from lung cancer, around 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema, and about 14% of deaths from heart disease

Cheshire East Council has set up the Kickstart Specialist Stop Smoking Service to provide free, friendly advice and support to local people. This includes:

  • pregnant women and their partners
  • mental health service users
  • people who have been in hospital and have recently been discharged.

In addition to this, free non-specialist smoking services are available in the community from a range of different organisations as part of the Council’s ‘ One You Cheshire East’ service.

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Apps that can help

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