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...
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!
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.
17th October marks the start of Calderdale Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults & Children Week and we are delighted to be involved.
Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale will be supporting the Breathe 2025 campaign alongside the Illingworth Junior Rugby League club.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Calderdale’s Wednesday group at Beechwood this week have not smoked 3570 cigarettes since they have quit and have collectively saved £1249.50p
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.
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.