Cut out Secondhand Smoke for Stoptober!
Published at 11 September, 2017.
With Stoptober approaching, make sure you’re educated on the facts so you can make an informed decision to stop smoking. Smoking not only affects your health, it can affect people around you, whether it be friends, family, pets or co-workers. Read this article so you know exactly what you are doing to the people around you.
Stoptober 2017- Everything you need to know
Published at 05 September, 2017.
Got some questions or worries about Stoptober? We've put together some useful information to get you prepared for the month ahead!
Challenge yourself and go SMOKE FREE for Stoptober!
Poem for my mum
Published at 01 September, 2017.
Do you know how your smoking impacts your kids?
Not only can second-hand smoke cause numerous health problems in infants and children, such as severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections and more, there are other severe issues too which you may have not even been aware of.
With STOPTOBER just one month away, Danielle wrote to us at Yorkshire Smokefree to share her story growing up with her mum who smoked. This beautiful short poem really shows just how much kids can suffer as a result of a family member smoking.
Smoking and Sight Loss
Published at 10 July, 2017.
With Macular Week having just passed, we want to share the impact smoking has on your sight. Do you know about the risks smoking has on your body?
Smoking and Teenagers
Published at 10 July, 2017.
CALLING ALL TEENAGE SMOKERS, WE'RE HERE TO HELP!
About 90% of all smokers started as teen smokers, and we understand why. The peer pressure and desire to fit in during these tough years can take over, whether you tried it once or multiple times, most teenagers try cigarettes. Although you think ‘one cigarette can’t hurt’, teenagers become addicted faster and on lower levels of nicotine than adults. So, whether you want to smoke to fit in with friends or smoke because you believe it ‘helps with stress’- it is worth being known as ‘a smoker’?
Yorkshire and the Humber a decade after the smoking ban – heading for a smokefree future
Published at 03 July, 2017.
Support for smokefree places in Yorkshire and the Humber is stronger than ever, ten years after the introduction of the smoking ban.
83% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2017 support smokefree legislation. This is up from 80% in 2007, when smokefree laws came into place across England.
Stopping Smoking During Ramadan
Published at 26 May, 2017.
Will you be observing Ramadan this year? Did you know that smoking during fasting hours is forbidden? Ramadan offers you a great opportunity to make some healthy changes, and this includes stopping smoking. But instead of avoiding cigarettes only through fasting hours why not try to kick the habit for good?
Do YOU Know Your Smoking Triggers?
Published at 04 May, 2017.
Triggers are the specific people, places, emotions, activities, and occasions that make you feel like smoking. It’s important to know your smoking triggers so you’ll be able to anticipate when you may have a craving and learn how to deal with them.