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 Smoking and unhealthy weight cause 15% and   8% of cancers respectively.

 This new programme of Cancer Alliance work   aims to help people live healthier lives by   targeting these cancer risk factors as well as   physical inactivity and alcohol consumption   throughout (and before) the cancer pathway.

(Photograph courtesy of World Obesity Federation).


The programme is closely allied to the work of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Prevention Network, the Regional Tobacco Community of Improvement, the Alliance’s Tackling Lung Cancer Programme and NHS England's programme of targeted lung health checks.


Smokefree Pledge Sean Duffy and Scott Crosby.jpg Smoking is known to cause 16 different types of cancer. Although regional   and national smoking prevalence is slowly decreasing, further work is   needed to help people stop smoking and reduce the associated   preventable deaths and smoking-related illness. The Cancer Alliance is   committed to the NHS Smokefree pledge.

 Click here to access Yorkshire Smokefree to help and support you in   quitting today.

 Click here to view the video Five Top Tips For Stopping Smoking

Learn more about the NHS Smokefree Pledge 

Healthy Lifestyles

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Yorkshire and the Humber has among the highest proportion of overweight and obese adults and children in the country, and this is increasing. The Healthy Communities  programme works with stakeholders across the health and care system to tackle the determinants of unhealthy weight and promote healthy lifestyles across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

(Photograph courtesy of World Obesity Federation).

If you have any questions about the Healthy Communities Programme or would like to find out more, please email Healthy Communities Project Manager, Dr Stefanie Gissing,