Smoke Free

Stop smoking clinic at Elland Childrens’ Centre

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Yorkshire Smokefree are running a stop smoking clinic available to pregnant women and their families and also to Children’s Centre users who want to beat the habit!

Every Thursday – 12.30pm to 3.30pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 00B

For information or to book an appointment contact Yorkshire Smokefree on 01422 262373

Quit16 and the Big Tobacco Cough Up

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Quit16 launched this week showing the 16 cancers linked to smoking and while most of us know about the links to lung cancer, smoking is actually linked with 16 different cancers, including cancers of the mouth, stomach, kidney, bowel, liver, pancreas, ureter, oesophagus, cervix, bladder and ovaries.

In our region we have the highest adult smoking rates in the country…but there’s an excellent local stop smoking service where you’re five times more likely to stay quit with the help on offer.

Did you know it takes just 20 minutes from quitting to make a difference to your health? – Watch the short video below and see for yourself!

 

The big tobacco cough up

Did you know that the tobacco industry makes a profit of over £4000 for every death caused by tobacco, which kills more than 100,000 people per year. Cancer Research UK has a petition for the tobacco industry to pay for the damage it causes… Sign it here…

Tobacco Cough Up

Are smoke free children’s playgrounds the future? Have your say!

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Calderdale Council is asking for people’s views on whether children’s playgrounds should be smoke free, with public consultation running for the next week.

The Council is committed to reducing smoking prevalence, and as part of this commitment the proposal is to make all Calderdale playground areas smoke free… read more…

Research carried out in Calderdale parks, children’s centres, parent and toddler groups and primary schools found that 97% of respondents said they would support encouraging people not to smoke in children’s play areas and 78% said they would be more likely to visit smoke free play areas.

The short survey is live online here until Sunday 31 January and takes around 5 minutes to complete. Get involved and have your say.

Calderdale Smoke Free Playground Areas Consultation – Have your say!

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Calderdale Council wants to help improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Calderdale and has been guided by research and are proposing to make all Calderdale playground areas smoke-free.

One of the areas the Council is working hard on is to try and prevent young people from ever starting to smoke. The adoption of smoke free playgrounds would be voluntary and not legally enforceable; signs would be placed in the areas.

What do you think? Your views will determine whether the future of children’s play areas will be smoke free.

This consultation will run from Monday 18 to Sunday 31 January 2016 and can be accessed online here.