Articles tagged with: Positive Quitting

Brian used to smoke. He doesn’t now.

published: August, 11, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on new initiatives in the US to convince people living with HIV that smoking and HIV just don’t mix and why if you want to stay healthy, you should quit.

Brian used to smoke. He doesn’t now.

Some say that personal testimony is the best persuader of all. Certainly the HIV community has used the technique for years, sending people living with HIV out in the community to talk to others about the experience of living with HIV. Sometimes it’s intended as a deterrent to others to go down that path, although I’ve always preferred an approach which stresses our normality and encourages others to talk openly about HIV. (I never liked to be thought of as "Exhibit A" though.)  We’ve

Positive Quitting

published: November, 15, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/, Health, Smoking Cessation , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks about a project called Positive Quitting involving and the OHTN to put smoking cessation back on the table for those who want to quit and help improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV

Positive Quitting and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) are partnering in a project to try to reduce smoking rates in people living with HIV. I invite you to watch our new video which features a person living with HIV, a smoking cessation expert and the OHTN’s Sean Rourke talking about the project. Just why do many people living with HIV smoke? We’d like to turn to the research but there is none specific to that question, but we can listen to the people who do smoke. Or did. Quite a