A new campaign, called Smokefree Sheffield, has been launched to encourage people to quit smoking and to work towards a smokefree generation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Two men in Sheffield have become the face of a new campaign that highlight more reasons to quit smoking. Retired Paul Smith, from Netherthorpe, and security worker Mohammad Akram, who lives in Fir Vale, are hoping to persuade others to join them in quitting by focusing on not only on cancer and heart disease but other health impacts such as gum disease and yellow teeth, low energy, and the effects on senses like taste and smell. The campaign has been launched by Smokefree Sheffield. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Science are looking to recruit 250 research volunteers to take part in a study on the use of e-cigarettes to stop smoking. Funded by Heart Research UK, the volunteers will be split into three groups and monitored over a six month period to compare use of nicotine rich e-cigarettes, nicotine free e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The law around smoking in cars with children in them changes from Thursday the 1st of October. It will become illegal to smoke in a car when there are passengers under eighteen present. The law change coincides with Stoptober, a campaign that’s been running over the last few years to encourage people to give up smoking for twenty eight days.