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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

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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Free fruit trees given to council tenants

Angus Hunter, Community Forestry Officer with the fruit trees

20 April 2016 A council scheme to help people eat healthy food has seen fruit trees promised to council tenants in a free give-away. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum tree within just two hours after they were made available. The trees are dwarf trees suitable for balconies or small gardens and will be given ...

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Community gets Ship Shape with free boxing sessions

Boxer boxing at ship Shape

Residents in Sheffield have been given a boost by free community sports sessions. SIV is providing free sports sessions – including boxing – at ShipShape Health & Wellbeing Centre, in Sharrow, as part of an initiative to increase sport and physical exercise in the local community. The project has been designed to support people with mental health or drug and ...

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Ambitious plans to improve health and wellbeing across Sheffield

Runner over Blacka Moor, taken by Duncan Philpott.

27 October 2015 Ambitious plans to improve health and wellbeing across the city are part of a raft of measures set to improve public health in Sheffield. Sheffield is leading the way in many areas of public health compared to other core cites but leaders say there is still a long way to go to close the gap over health ...

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Blaze of glory for city’s Miracle Cure project

The Flame Award comes home to Activity Sheffield's base at Carbrook

A scheme which aims to make Sheffield the most physically active city in the UK by 2020 has won the most prestigious accolade in the health, fitness and physical activity sector. Activity Sheffield’s “Miracle Cure” project is a city-wide approach to increasing physical activity levels. It aims to overcome barriers to activity, enable people to reach their potential and make ...

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Tobacco companies should foot the bill to reduce smoking rates

Thursday 11 June 2015 City leaders are today calling on tobacco giants to pay the costs all local authorities and health boards face to try and reduce smoking rates. Sheffield City Council is supporting a national report which is calling on the Government to impose an annual levy on tobacco companies. Smoking is a major cause of health inequalities within Sheffield ...

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Resignation announcement: Director of Public Health

Wednesday 7 January 2015 The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has today announced that he is resigning from his role, and will be stepping down in April. Dr Jeremy Wight has been in charge of protecting and promoting people’s health in Sheffield since 2006, when he was jointly appointed Director of Public Health by Sheffield City Council and the ...

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