About 133,000 adults across Lancashire smoke. Quit Squad support Lancashire County Council's ambition of a smokefree generation by 2025.
We can do this by:
- Encouraging and supporting smokers to make a positive change and stop smoking
- Children who live in the home of smoker are more likely to smoke themselves as an adult.
Reducing the number of adults, children and babies exposed to secondhand smoke
- Secondhand smoke is the smoke blown out by a smoker, plus the smoke that comes out of the lit end of a cigarette. More than 80% of secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless. So no matter how careful you think you are being, your family, friends and pets still breathe in harmful poisons, leading to poorer health.
- Making smoking the exception and not the norm
- The less children are exposed to smoking, the more they will not see smoking as normal behaviour. Quit Squad are helping make Lancashire SmokeFree by encouraging residents to make their homes, cars, sports, schools, workplaces, events and spaces SmokeFree.