Yorkshire Smokefree Supports IBS Awareness Month 2020
Published at 03 April, 2020.
IBS is very common and is estimated to affect roughly 10% to 15% of the adult population worldwide. Yet all too many people remain undiagnosed and largely unaware that their symptoms (stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation) may indicate a medically recognized disorder.
Why it's time to #QuitforCovid
Published at 01 April, 2020.
There's never been a better time to stop smoking and our team of NHS specialists are here to help you quit for good.
Yorkshire Smokefree Supports Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2020
Published at 01 April, 2020.
Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer and it’s the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage however this drops significantly as the disease develops.
COVID-19 and CO Monitoring in Pregnancy
Published at 24 March, 2020.
The following information from NHS England & Improvement has been cascaded through Maternity Safety Champions and MTP networks.
We are aware that there has been some concern around carbon monoxide (CO) testing and the risk of disease transmission in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.
In view of the unprecedented circumstances we suggest it is appropriate to pause CO testing of pregnant women during this period as a precautionary measure. It should be re-introduced as soon as the COVID-19 situation has resolved to a background risk.
Yorkshire Smokefree Support During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published at 19 March, 2020.
In light of the national efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are stopping face-to-face stop smoking consultations from immediate effect.
We continue to deliver high quality telephone support so if you are currently receiving telephone support from us, this will continue as normal.
If you were attending face to face sessions with an adviser or you were having group support, this will be replaced by support from an adviser over the phone.
Health Secretary: “It is abundantly clear that smoking makes the impact of a coronavirus worse”
Published at 18 March, 2020.
As the Government again highlights the risks to smokers from coronavirus Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is joining health professionals in calling on smokers to #QuitforCovid.
Speaking in the Commons yesterday in response to a question from Bob Blackman MP Chair of the APPG on Smoking and Health, Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock said: “It is abundantly clear from the research into previous coronaviruses that smoking makes the impact of a coronavirus worse.”
COVID-19 and Smoking Information
Published at 17 March, 2020.
The Chief Medical Officer has highlighted that smokers are more susceptible to respiratory infections making this an important time to encourage smokers to quit. ASH has had contact from smokers saying the current situation has given them the final push to quit, and asking for further information on quit support.
Look after your eyesight this No-Smoking Day
Published at 11 March, 2020.
This No-Smoking Day, Barnsley Council and Yorkshire Smokefree are encouraging Barnsley residents to quit smoking, while reminding people of the link between smoking and sight-loss.