HEALTH: No Smoking Day

This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available.

From Monday 6 to Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre, Great Albion Street, Halifax.

Carbon monoxide is one of the 4000 chemicals inhaled from tobacco smoke. It is a colourless, odourless and highly poisonous gas better known as a hazard given off by faulty gas appliances. The carbon monoxide test takes just a few minutes, and involves holding the breath for at least 10 seconds, then blowing into a monitor. Regular smokers will register a medium or high reading – recognition that smoking is adversely affecting their health and reducing the amount of oxygen taken up through the lungs and circulating around the body.

To read the full article, please visit the Calderdale Council Website.

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