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Getting together to tackle tuberculosis

TB_Yorks Humber - data overview 2015 (2)

24 March 2017   Strong progress in tackling TB is continuing in Yorkshire and the North East, with numbers of cases continuing to fall, figures released to mark World TB Day show. The latest data shows there were 440 cases of TB reported in Yorkshire and the Humber during 2015 (an incidence rate of 8.2 cases per 100,000 people in ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

Dragons Den - Newsroom ready

15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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What would you do with an extra year?

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

9 March 2017 Increasing Sheffielders’ healthy life expectancy by one year is the main aim of a new public health strategy set to be agreed by council officials next week. Sheffield City Council’s public health strategy for 2017-2019 will go before a cabinet committee meeting on Wednesday 15 March. It has an overall vision of improving people’s healthy life expectancy, ...

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Give yourself a pay rise on No Smoking Day

Smokefree - newsroom size

Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) is No Smoking Day – and it is also national budget day, when central Government is expected to raise taxes on tobacco. Sheffield City Council and ASH (Action on Smoking on Health) are therefore encouraging smokers to use the day as their chance to quit. Someone who smokes 10 cigarettes a day, ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

Runners at Norfolk Heritage Park

2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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New stop smoking strategy to be agreed by Cabinet

Smokefree - newsroom size

7 February 2017 It’s Sheffield’s biggest killer, claiming the lives of around 16 people a week. And now a new stop smoking strategy is set to be agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee, in a bid to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children think smoking is unusual, and where young people don’t ...

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Thousands of viewers shaking their stuff to smoke-free video

Smokefree - newsroom size

Thursday 26 January 2017 It’s the video that has had Sheffield talking – and dancing – for the last week. And just eight days after it was released across social media, Sheffield City Council’s innovative “You Can Leave Your Patch On” music video has had more than 65,000 views. That means one in seven people in the whole city has ...

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You Can Leave Your Patch On….

Smokefree - newsroom size

18 January 2017 It’s now 20 years since The Full Monty’s unemployed steelworkers bumped and ground their way onto the big screen. And now workers from Sheffield City Council have given a cheeky nod to the smash hit film with the new, hip-shimmying, “You Can Leave Your Patch On” video, set to a cover of Tom Jones’ classic tune. Starring ...

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Views wanted on city’s new stop smoking strategy

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21 November 2016 A public consultation is set to be launched tomorrow (Tuesday 22 November) to gather people’s views on Sheffield’s future approach to cutting the number of people who smoke. The vision for the Tobacco Control Strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2022, is to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children ...

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Get checked for HIV, urge health leaders

PlusMe is promoting HIV testing week

18 November 2016 Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 19 November. This year’s campaign ‘It starts with me’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis. Research shows that one in four people living with HIV don’t know they have it and that people who are treated early ...

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Salon paid the price for underage tanning

By law, sunbeds are to be used by over 18s only

16 November 2016 A Sheffield tanning salon owner paid the price yesterday, Tuesday 15 November, after magistrates ordered her to pay £1190, for allowing underage customers to use sunbeds in their shop. Denise Loftus, owner of Bodytan on High Street, Beighton in Sheffield, was given a 24 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1170 costs and ...

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Help for people with alcohol problems in Sheffield

Sheffield has a new alcohol strategy, photo credit: Thomas Hawk

14 September 2016 Plans to reduce alcohol-related harm are being introduced by Sheffield City Council. The latest data shows that 130 people die from alcohol misuse in the city every year, and 100 of them are men. A new Alcohol Strategy has been developed to cover the next four years, and is being discussed by the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday ...

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Director of Public Health’s Report: Prevention is better than cure

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

13 September 2016 “Prevention is better than cure.” That’s the main message from this year’s annual Public Health Report for Sheffield which documents the health of the city. The report states there are around 900 preventable deaths in Sheffield each year, caused mainly by high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol and lack of physical activity. Life expectancy continues ...

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New cigarette packaging rules welcomed by Director of Public Health

Cigarette packets will be plainly labeled

20 May 2016 Sheffield’s Director of Public Health welcomes the changes in legislation that mean that, from today, all tobacco products manufactured in the UK must comply with new regulations which say cigarettes and tobacco must no longer be sold in bright packs, but in indistinct green packages. Manufacturers have been given one year to sell-off old stock before new ...

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Shisha bars face fines over smoking charges

Two people have been fined by magistrates for allowing customers to smoke shisha pipes inside premises that should be smoke-free, with fines totalling almost £3,500. Sami Hassan, aged 30, from Sheffield was charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8(4) of the Health Act 2006. Mr Hassan, who was in control of the shisha ...

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