‘Swap fags for swag’, Angus MacDonald MSP urges smokers on No Smoking Day
Monday, 25 February 2013 12:57
Angus MacDonald, MSP for Falkirk East, is encouraging smokers in Falkirk district to ‘swap fags for swag’ by quitting on No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March.
Angus MacDonald is supporting the annual health campaign, run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) throughout the UK, which shows how smokers could treat themselves to all sorts of ‘swag’ if they quit for a day, saving £11; a week (£78); a month (£336), and a year (£4,090)(1).
Angus MacDonald said: “I know from personal experience that stopping smoking is not only one of the best things you can do to boost your health but it’s great for your bank balance as well. Quitting can be difficult, but there is a lot of local support available and working out what you could afford to buy is a great motivator. I’d encourage everyone in Falkirk district to give it a go and join thousands of others trying to quit on the day.”
Approximately one in four Scots adults smoke but around two thirds of current smokers say they would like to stop.
The No Smoking Day campaign is now in its 30th year. It helped more than 760,000 people across the UK quit smoking last year and inspired another 1.5 million to seek out information to help them quit in future.
For more information on the benefits of quitting as well as top quit tips, visit www.wequit.co.uk or call 0800 84 84 84.