The national smoking ban, introduced in 2007, means
you are not allowed to smoke in public places because it is so
harmful to public health. So why smoke in your home or car? The
local Smoke Free team can work with you to make your home and car a
no smoking zone.
Not only is this better for you, it’s better for your family and
anyone who spends time in your home or car so they don’t have to
breathe in your harmful smoke:
- Breathing in secondhand smoke can increase the risk of lung
cancer by 24% and heart disease by 25%.
- It can also trigger asthma attacks and increase you and your
family's chances of developing breathing or chest
If you would like to pledge your home is smoke free and make
your home a healthier place to live, please complete the online
form (it takes less than 2 minutes).
The benefits to you and your family begin the minute you make
your home smoke free!
In support of the smoke free legislation all fenced children’s
playgrounds and play areas within the Rochdale Borough became smoke
free zones at the end of 2013.