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Smoke free CHFT

Our Trust – like all others – is looking to be totally smoke free by spring 2020. We want to protect our patients, staff and visitors from second-hand smoke and help provide a better environment for all.

Currently we do not allow smoking anywhere inside our two hospitals Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

The effects of second-hand passive smoking are well known so smoke-free policies were introduced to reduce the risks for everyone. There is provision of smoking shelters, away from the main entrances and in public areas in the grounds at both hospitals, for anyone wishing to smoke. These are clearly sign-posted and we thank our staff, patients and visitors for using them and supporting us in maintaining a pleasant environment for all.

Support to stop smoking - Calderdale

Yorkshire Smokefree offer a range of medications and face to face, online or telephone support to help you quit smoking. Stop smoking clinics are available in Halifax, Brighouse, Elland, Sowerby Bridge and Illingworth.

Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre

Great Albion Street,

Halifax,

HX1 1YR

 

Telephone number: 01422 262373

0800 621 0011 free from landlines

0330 660 1166 free from mobiles

www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

CHFT colleagues can also find advice on the staff intranet, on the Occupational Health pages.

Support to stop smoking - Kirklees

Kirklees Council website displays a full list of GP practices and local pharmacies in Kirklees offering stop smoking support on a self-referral basis.

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/alcohol-drugs-and-smoking.aspx

Three pharmacies who offer the complete service are:

  • Huddersfield Pharmacy
  • Lockwood Pharmacy
  • Asda Pharmacy

CHFT colleagues can also find advice on the staff intranet, on the Occupational Health pages.

Support to stop smoking - Bradford and Wakefield

BRADFORD

Bradford District Stop Smoking Service

Telephone number: 01274 437700

stopsmokingservice@bradford.gov.uk

WAKEFIELD

https://wakefield.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/

0800 621 0011 free from landlines

0330 660 1166 free from mobiles

 

CHFT colleagues can also find advice on the staff intranet, on the Occupational Health pages.

Other support to help you stop smoking

Self-care to stop smoking

If you do not wish to access FREE 1:1 support and medication from a specially trained adviser there are several self-care options available to you. Or you can go cold turkey!

PHONE APPS

The NHS Smoke free App is a free four week programme that puts practical support, encouragement and tailored advice in the palm of your hand. There are lots of other free apps to download to your phone. https://www.healthline.com/health/quit-smoking/top-iphone-android-apps

ONLINE SUPPORT

National Smokefree Website: ONE YOU https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Yorkshire Smokefree: https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/pages/quit-online

CHFT colleagues can also find advice on the staff intranet, on the Occupational Health pages. 

 

 

Nicotine replacement and e-cigarettes

NICOTINE REPLACEMENT

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available as skin patches, chewing gum, inhalators, microtabs, lozenges, nasal and mouth spray. You can buy it over the counter from a pharmacy or your GP or stop smoking service can prescribe it, making it FREE if you are pregnant or exempt from prescription charges.

NRT is medication that provides you with a low level of nicotine, without the tar, carbon monoxide and other poisonous chemicals present in tobacco smoke. It can help reduce unpleasant withdrawal effects, such as bad moods and cravings which may occur when you stop smoking.

NRT patches are available which can be applied for 16 hours (apply in the morning and remove before bed) or for 24 hours

NRT for use during pregnancy – intermittent treatments are preferable to patches and liquorice-flavoured products should be avoided.  If patches are used the 16 hour patches should be applied in the morning and removed before bed

E-CIGARETTES

An e-cigarette is an electronic device that delivers nicotine in a vapour. This allows you to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking as the vapour contains less chemicals, no tar and no carbon monoxide.

E-cigarettes are fairly new so the effect of long term use on health is not known and they are not licenced. Research has found that e-cigarettes can help you give up smoking and Public Health England (2018) recently reported that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco.

E-cigarettes can be used by pregnant women to help them stop smoking as this will reduce harm to the baby from smoking tobacco.

 

CHFT colleagues can also find advice on the staff intranet, on the Occupational Health pages.

Extra support to reduce alcohol consumption

CALDERDALE

Calderdale Recovery Steps

Telephone number: 01422 415550

Calderdale adult drug and alcohol services, have two hubs which are each open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, open to 7pm Thursday. These are there addresses below:

Halifax Recovery Steps

St. Johns House,

2 St. Johns Lane,

Halifax,

HXI 2JD

 

Todmorden Recovery Steps

32 Burnley Road,

Todmorden,

OL14 5EZ

 

http://calderdalerecoverysteps.org.uk/

 

KIRKLEES

CHART - On TRAK

On TRAK is the alcohol treatment service for adults over 18 years of age, residing in Kirklees. This is a service for dependent drinkers and for people who are experiencing problems as a result of their alcohol use and who may be at risk of dependency.

CHART Huddersfield Alcohol Services 

Telephone number: 01484 437907
2 St Peter Street,
Huddersfield,
HD1 1RA

CHART Dewsbury Alcohol Services 

Telephone number: 01924 486170
15 Union Street
Dewsbury
WF13 1BG

https://kirkleesinrecovery.com/services/chart-kirklees/

WAKEFIELD

Turning Point 

Telephone number: 0300 123 1912 (Option 1)

Grosvenor House,
8-20 Union Street,
Wakefield,
WF1 3AE

http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/wakefield/hubs/wakefield-hub/

BRADFORD

New Directions

Telephone number: 01274 296023

Pelican House 

10 Currer Street,

Bradford,

BD1 5BA

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/new-directions-bradford

Useful websites

Here are some useful websites where you can read more about alcohol:

Useful phone apps

Peer support groups