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Campaigners offering support to smokers considering quitting

Campaigners are marking “No Smoking Day” by offering support to those considering quitting.

The latest figures show there are more than 10,000 smoking-related deaths every year in Scotland.

It’s estimated just under a fifth of the population smoke.

Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: 

“Some people just decide to quit and manage it straight off – and can be surprised to find it was easier than they thought. For others it can take a number of attempts to succeed, but each time they learn something about themselves and what helps or gets in the way.

“There’s free, expert advice from your pharmacy or Quit Your Way Scotland and you can get prescriptions for help if you need them. Just have a think, and talk to people, and pick your way to quit.

“Use our hashtag #TellUsYourWay to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and let other people know how you quit smoking. We want to hear your stories and pictures of how you quit – so please share your experiences and encourage others to quit their way.

“No Smoking Day can be a helpful time to quit, along with many other smokers – let the people around you know that you’ve chosen to stop smoking and ask them to support and encourage you

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