Story: Emma Msigiti, community stop smoking worker
A special event at Sorby House on March 9th marked National No Smoking Day.
The aim is to encourage smokers to make a commitment to quit by making them aware of the financial and health costs and the benefits of quitting.
If you’re not ready to quit yet, a positive step is to make your home and car smoke free. Children are particularly vulnerable to second-hand smoke as their bodies are still developing and they breathe faster than adults. This means they inhale more unfiltered smoke.
If you want more information about making your home smokefree or you are thinking about quitting, help is available locally. Anyone in Burngreave/Fir Vale can access free and confidential one-to-one stop-smoking support.
For more information, please call or text Emma Msigiti, community stop smoking worker on 07847 893 134 or at The Furnival Project on 272 7497.
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 harmful chemicals including carbon monoxide, arsenic and cyanide.
Opening a window doesn’t get rid of risk from tobacco smoke
One cigarette takes two hours to leave a room.
The chemicals stick to clothes so you are still breathing them in even after the visible smoke has gone
Tobacco smoke gets into every cell in the body
It can cause heart and lung problems
It can trigger allergies, and irritate eyes, nose and throat
Approximately 17, 000 children go to hospital each year because of second-hand smoke
Children are less likely to start smoking themselves if they live in a smoke free home