Staff and patients offered carbon monoxide tests

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Staff and patients were offered free carbon monoxide tests to raise awareness for No Smoking Day.Director of nursing Ruth Holt has a Carbon Monoxide check

This year’s No Smoking Day campaign and had a ‘V for Victory’ theme which aimed to inspire hundreds of thousands of smokers across the country to win the fight against cigarettes.

The trust held its own V for Victory event to inspire quitters and help them battle their cravings. The stop smoking team offered free carbon monoxide tests to smokers and non-smokers and recorded the results anonymously on a colourful score chart in the atrium at James Cook.No Smoking Day 2014

In total 69 people were tested and two non-smokers who had higher than expected readings were referred to representatives from Cleveland Fire Brigade who were on hand to offer appliance testing advice.

Youngsters on the children’s wards at James Cook took part in a No Smoking Day poster competition to help spread the V for Victory message and a winner was selected for each age group.

Hannah - One of our poster competition winners

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