Breathe 2025 aims “To see the next generation of children born and raised in a place free from tobacco, where smoking is unusual.”
Halifax RLFC has pledged to champion the smoke free vision and spread the word among young people via social media. We now challenge our players, supporters and wider rugby community to join with us in supporting this initiative.
Supporting our Club pledge Dan Fleming, Jacob Fairbanks and Ben Kavanagh are all to be trained in Very Brief Advice in Stopping Smoking delivered by Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale. The aim is for our Community Champions to be aware of local service where residence from Calderdale can access smoking cessation.
To get involved and make your pledge, visit the Breathe 2025 website www.breathe2025.org.uk. Choose a sample pledge from the website or write your own. If you upload a photo, please wear your Halifax RLFC or community club top and get behind the initiative. Rugby is a family sport, so what better way to help the next generation!
Check out the Breathe 2025 resources on the website, share the information with family and friends or tell them your experiences if you smoke or are an ex-smoker.
For those who are smokers, did you know here in Calderdale you can access Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale for free support and advice when stopping. Visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.co.uk or ring 01422 262373 for further information.
Breathe 2025 is about ensuring that our children grow up in a place of clean air and bright futures.
Breathe 2025 is about recognising that we have the ability to create a legacy we can all be proud of. It is about realising that our actions do make a difference, and understanding that if a young person does not start smoking by age 26, they almost certainly never will.
That’s why we’re calling on everyone to pledge an action, big or small, on this site, and to be a part of our vision to ‘Inspire a Smokefree Generation’.
Tobacco is a unique product. It is the only consumable that, when used in the intended way, kills half of its regular users.
For every death caused by smoking, approximately 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking related disease.
This makes smoking the single greatest cause of early deaths and disease in the UK.
And it begins with our children.
207,000 children in the UK start smoking each year.
Every day, in Yorkshire and the Humber alone, 51 children aged 11-15 years, take up smoking.
Enough is enough.