Mason backs ‘No Smoking Day’ in Glasgow East

10 Mar 2009

‘No Smoking Day’ (Wednesday 11th March) is encouraging smokers in the East End to take the first step and kick the habit. In its 26th year, No Smoking Day is encouraging smokers to quit, save thousands of pounds and take the opportunity to find out about the help and support available.

Glasgow East MP John Mason is supporting this year’s ‘No Smoking Day’. Speaking earlier, the SNP’s Work & Pensions spokesman said:

“No Smoking Day is a fantastic campaign to help and support smokers who want to stop smoking. I would encourage smokers in the East End, and throughout the city, to take the first step on No Smoking Day and give up cigarettes for good.

“There’s no denying that many parts of west central Scotland have a poor health record, and cigarettes are a major contributory factor. However, it’s not just your health that benefits – if you stop smoking today, within a month you are £170 better off as a result.

“Visit your local stop smoking service for help and advice on how to stop smoking and increase your chances of success by up to four times.”

Dan Tickle, Chief Executive of No Smoking Day, the charity behind the annual health awareness campaign, says, “Good luck to all smokers in Glasgow who are taking the first step to improving their health in the best possible way on 11 March. Stopping smoking is the ultimate lifestyle overhaul. You’ll feel fitter and healthier and have more energy and more money! Good luck!”

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