Stop Smoking Support
Did You know?
- There are higher levels of smoking among people with HIV than in the general population and that HIV positive smokers are at a higher risk of smoking-related illnesses such as cancer. Smoking also increases the risk of some long-term side effects of HIV disease and treatment, including osteoporosis (weak bones that can lead to fractures) and the risk of a heart attack or a stroke. http://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/smoking
- There is strong evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people smoke more than the wider population. This means that LGBT people are at increased risk of smoking-related illness. https://ash.org.uk/information-and-resources/health-inequalities/health-inequalities-resources/smoking-and-the-lgbt-community/
All in all, quitting smoking is going to be one of the best decisions you make!
Our staff are trained to deliver smoking VBA (very brief advice) and will be happy to refer you to the Calderdale or Kirklees stop smoking services or you can refer yourself. Both services work with and welcome people with HIV and people from the LGBT communities.
If you live in Kirklees, Kirklees Wellness Service is the service for you. You can email them at email@example.com or call them in 01484 234095. If you prefer you can make an online referral here.