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A COPD diagnosis and an increasing shortness of breath made Kathleen realise it was time to quit. But after smoking for many years she didn't want to do it alone. She reached out to the Calderdale quit team and shares her journey with us here...

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Macular Week Event in Calderdale

Published on 26 June, 2017

Do you know the close link between smoking and blindness? In support of Macular Week, the amazing staff at Calderdale Royal Hospital has set up an event to raise the awareness of the risks of smoking. Great work from all involved, well done team!

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The Health Champions are employees of Calderdale Council that have undergone training in brief interventions for smoking cessation and how to take CO readings and explain the results and benefits of quitting.

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Calderdale Council is determined to help people quit smoking, and as part of this commitment Cllr Tim Swift, the Council Leader, has signed up to a national campaign emphasising the importance of stop smoking services.

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Quit to Get Fit

Published on 23 January, 2017

Why not Quit and Get Fit in 2017?

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17th October marks the start of Calderdale Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults & Children Week and we are delighted to be involved.

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Go smoke free in Calderdale the stress less way!

Published on 13 September, 2016

Have you tried to quit smoking but felt stressed, irritable or anxious?

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Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale will be supporting the Breathe 2025 campaign alongside the Illingworth Junior Rugby League club.

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New healthy living website for Calderdale

Published on 27 June, 2016

Calderdale gets a new Healthy Living website, built because residents said they wanted to know about all the ways to be healthy and more active in Calderdale in one place. The website promotes fun, free or cheap ways to get healthy in Calderdale and we plan to build on this even more in the future!

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Health Awareness Event

Published on 17 May, 2016

Calderdale BME Health Forum invite you to A FREE HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT When: Thursday 26th May Time: 11.30am - 2pm Where: Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, Halifax HX1 4NE Do you want to know more about local health issues? Any health topics you would like to find out more about? Come along to the BME Health Forum’s Drop-in Event and talk to a wide range of groups that provide health services in the area around: Diabetes Stroke Smoking Alzheimer’s Mental Health and much more! Free entrance and free drinks and snacks available

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2015 The Advisor magazine awards

Published on 28 October, 2015

We’re extremely proud of our Calderdale team for being commended in the 2015 The Advisor magazine awards for their hard efforts in helping people in the local area quit smoking.

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People who have given up smoking in Calderdale are being given a chance to test out leisure facilities in the local area with the launch of a new initiative offered by Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale.

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What a team effort!

Published on 03 June, 2015

It's time for a celebration as 3 people from our Beechwood stop smoking group received their certificates this afternoon for successfully becoming smoke-free. Well done

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Katie quits for the health of her baby

Published on 28 April, 2015

When Katie found out she was pregnant, she wanted to stop smoking for the health of her baby. After trying to quit on her own and finding it difficult, she decided to contact our team for the extra support and encouragement she needed.

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David becomes smoke free and..... quids in!!

Published on 23 March, 2015

Quitter David has saved an incredible £800 since he quit smoking - and that’s not including the bottle of champagne he bought to celebrate with his family once he passed the 1 month mark! “It’s tremendous. I didn’t realise how much I was spending until I stopped.”

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Nice Handbag Pat!

Published on 06 March, 2015

What advantages are there from quitting smoking? Just ask Pat - as she shows off her new handbag!

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Go smoke free! The stress less way is a FREE 10 week course for people looking to stop smoking who would benefit from receiving support and learning new skills to cope with quitting.

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Calderdale’s Wednesday group at Beechwood this week have not smoked 3570 cigarettes since they have quit and have collectively saved £1249.50p

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Stop before your op with Yorkshire Smokefree

Published on 06 February, 2015

Congratulations to one of our Calderdale quitter who is celebrating being 6 months smoke-free!

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Calling all quitters in Calerdale!

Published on 15 January, 2015

We're putting on a some NEW weekly stop smoking sessions at the Inspire Centre in Calderdale College. If you're free for an hour on Tuesday's at 6pm call us on 01422 397372 to book an appointment.

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Margaret has proven that it is never too late to quit smoking by breaking the habit at 75 years old! We are extremely proud of her efforts and congratulate her on her status as a non-smoker.

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We can help you quit, your way – that’s the message from Yorkshire Smokefree to smokers in the Calderdale area thinking of quitting in the New Year.

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