Yorkshire Smoke Free
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
Working in partnership with Calderdale Council, the ‘Quit and Get Fit’ initiative offers local people who have stopped smoking for 4 weeks with the service, a free 7 day pass to local leisure and sports centres including:
- Halifax Swimming Pool
- North Bridge Leisure Centre
- Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
- Todmorden Sports Centre
- Brighouse Leisure Centre
Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale offer a range of resources to help people quit that you can pick and mix to suit you including telephone support, face to face sessions and an online quitting programme.
If you would like to quit smoking call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 00 11 free from a landline or 0330 660 116 free from most mobiles, or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk