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Stop Smoking Campaign and Quit Kits 2013

The Department of Health has launched a new smoking health harm campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year.

The campaign aims to increase awareness by highlighting the immediate damage being done by every single cigarette. The health harm message focuses on the fact that every 15 cigarettes smoked causes a mutation that can lead to cancer and aims to increase motivation to quit.

The campaign has gone live with TV, online, billboards and other outdoor advertising outdoor advertising and will run until March 2013.

Smokers are encouraged to collect a free Quit Kit from their local participating pharmacy to help support their quit attempt. Each Quit Kit is a box of practical tools and advice and kits are being distributed, free of charge, through participating pharmacies across England and will be available from 1st January 2013.

Many pharmacies have already signed up and placed their orders. The order line will remain open until March. Click here for further details of the campaign and how to order.

Further information on Quit Kits and a locator which gives the address of the nearest Quit Kit stockist or pharmacy based on post code can be found at: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Posted 31 December 2012

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