MP urges smokers: "Take first step to quit"

March 9, 2009 2:16 PM

No Smoking Day logoNational No Smoking Day, which aims to encourage thousands of smokers to quit the habit, is being supported by Cambridge MP David Howarth.

Mr Howarth is urging Cambridge's 25,000 smokers to give up for good and save up to £170 a month each while improving their overall health at the same time.

"This is a very welcome campaign to help and support smokers who want to stop smoking," he said. "I'm encouraging Cambridge smokers to take the first step on No Smoking Day to give up cigarettes for good.

"In this current economic climate, hardworking families are finding it particularly difficult and this is one way of making considerable savings and improving their health at the same time. By supporting the campaign, smokers can make that vital first move towards giving up."

Dan Tickle, Chief Executive of No Smoking Day, the charity behind the annual health awareness campaign, says, "Stopping smoking is the ultimate lifestyle overhaul. You'll feel fitter and healthier and have more energy and more money."

For more information about stopping smoking go to www.nosmokingday.org.uk

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