Amit Aggarwal, Chief Executive of the No Smoking Day charity, said:
“The increase in the cost of cigarettes might just be the incentive needed for anyone planning to quit. If they stopped smoking today, they could pocket an extra £45 every week, and would have the added benefit of feeling healthier and looking better. They can join thousands of quitters on our WeQuit website.”
Notes to editors
• For more information, please contact Yvonne or Vishnee at email@example.com on 020 7739 5110 or 07770 657241 or visit www.nosmokingday.org.uk
• No Smoking Day is a UK wide charity that runs the highly successful annual health campaign helping smokers who want to quit, and is supported by an alliance of the UK’s health promotion agencies and major health charities. Now in its 28th year, the campaign’s mission is to inspire as many smokers as possible to beat their addiction and take control of their health and looks.
• Almost a million smokers in the UK kick the habit on No Smoking Day every year which this year was on March 9 2011.
• The No Smoking Day charity runs www.WeQuit.co.uk, an online hub where people wishing to quit can find out about help available, get tips and advice on how to succeed and chat with other smokers wishing to quit and ex-smokers who understand what they are facing.
Smokers wishing to quit can call 0800 169 0 169 (ENGLAND), 0800 085 2219 (WALES), 0800 84 84 84 (SCOTLAND), 0808 812 8008 (NORTHERN IRELAND) for free advice