Most, if not all, smokers accept that smoking is bad for you and can kill, and if they had a choice they would stop. Unfortunately, the harmful effects of smoking does not allow them to do so easily! Therefore, Off The Street is asking that we keep smoking away from people who do not wish to be affected by it and from children as they may be influenced by it.

In July 2007, a law was introduced to protect employees and the public from the harmful effects of second hand smoke in all enclosed public places, workplaces and public and work vehicles.

In October 2015, to smoke in a car (or other vehicle) with anyone under the age of 18 became illegal.

As part of the Stoptober Campaign to stop smoking in the month of October, Off The Street is campaigning to stop any form of smoking (including vaping) in public places as well as around children. This includes in front of School gates, town centres, places of worship and parks.

Why? well, to stop the harmful effects of smoking from influencing our children and to do our best to encourage smokers to stop or at least consider their surrounding before they consider smoking.

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Local Stop Smoking Services

A free local Stop Smoking Service near you. Studies show that you’re four times more likely to quit with help. Developed by experts and ex-smokers and delivered by professionals, your local Stop Smoking Service provides expert advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good.

It offers free one-to-one support along with stop smoking medicines, which are available for the cost of a prescription. When asked if they would recommend the service, 9 out of 10 smokers who’ve used a local Stop Smoking Service say they would.

Redbridge Stop Smoking Service

Tel: 0203 644 2682 or 0800 032 0102

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stop Smoking Service

Tel: 0208 724 8018

Waltham Forest Stop Smoking Service

Tel: 0203 644 2682 or 0800 032 0102

Tower Hamlets Stop Smoking Service

Tel: 0800 169 1943