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What they aim to achieve

“Creating smoke-free homes IN Salford.”

The Smoke-Free Homes service aims to reduce the harm caused by second-hand smoke by encouraging smoke-free environments at home, by:

  • reducing exposure of people, with particular regard to specified groups, to second-hand smoke
  • raising awareness of the consequences of exposure to second-hand smoke

Why?

  • Second-hand smoke has multiple, significant negative effects on people’s health.
  • People are more likely to become or remain smokers if others in their household or their peers smoke.
  • Keeping either a part of, or an entire home smoke-free will reduce the effects of second-hand smoke on people’s health, and may support smokers to stop smoking

What they do

  • Outreach work to raise awareness of the risks of exposure to second-hand smoke and the benefits of being smoke-free
  • Provide support to applicants for Smoke-Free Home promises

Where they operate

In these wards within the City of Salford:

  • Barton
  • Broughton
  • Irwell Riverside
  • Langworthy
  • Little Hulton
  • Ordsall
  • Pendlebury
  • Walkden North
  • Weaste & Seedley
  • Winton

Who to Contact

Chris Dabbs, Chief Executive on 0161 743 4502 or chris.dabbs@unlimitedpotential.org.uk

Who invests in them

Salford NHS primary Care Trust

Testimonials

“I’ve not had to keep him off school this year because of his asthma since I made the house smoke-free. He reminds everyone when they come in.” (Mum of a 7-year-old boy)