Legislation prohibiting smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places was introduced in England in July 2007. More information on Smokefree

Smoking is responsible for one in every five deaths in adults aged over 35 in England, and half of all long-term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking-related disease. Stop smoking NHS treatments


Join the thousands quitting with Stoptober every year.

Stop for 28 days and you're five times more likely to quit for good. The Stoptober website can help you choose ways to quit such as:

  • Get to app
  • Get daily email support
  • Chat to the Bot
  • e-cigarettes
  • ​Stop smoking medicines
  • Stop smoking services

Protect your family from second hand smoke

More than 80% of second hand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you're being, your family still breathes in the harmful poisons. This puts them at risk of meningitis, cancer, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Smoking in vehicles

Since 1 October 2015, it is illegal to smoke in vehicles with someone under 18 present; both the driver and passenger could be fined £50.

Smoking in cars