This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available.
From now until Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre, Great Albion Street, Halifax.
You can also have your FREE CO test at:
- New Road Children’s Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 7th March
- Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road – 8th March
- Elland Children’s Centre – 9th March
Carbon monoxide is one of the 4000 chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke. It is a colourless, odourless and highly poisonous gas better known as a hazard given off by faulty gas appliances.
The carbon monoxide test takes just a few minutes, and involves holding the breath for at least 10 seconds, then blowing into a monitor.
For more information about help to stop smoking or the CO test, call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011 or 0330 660 1166 or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk
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 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…
Are you under 21 and want to talk to someone about drugs, alcohol or tobacco wether you need help kicking any habits or know somebody who does, Branching Out Calderdale are there to help.
To find out how Branching Out may be able to help call 01422 510000 or call into the office at 11 Wards End (next to Dixy Chicken) HX1 1BX.
Lifeline Calderdale would like to invite you to attend a Stoptober event where you can receive advice on how to quit smoking as well as get support throughout the process.
On Wednesday 30 September 2015 – From 3pm to 5pm
At OrangeBox, Young People’s Centre, Thomas St, Halifax, HX1 1AF
There will also be some FREE activities taking place so take your Skateboard and have a go on the Roof Top Skate Park or why not have a go at the Bouldering Tunnel to see if you Can you beat the Record.
For further information call 01422 510000