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  • It’s the day to commit to Quit!

    31 May 2013

     South Australian smokers are being encouraged to make this year’s World No Tobacco Day the day to take action and set a date to quit.
    Quit SA urges smokers throughout the state to use the support available to kick the habit and get started on the quitting journey.
    “It’s never too late to give up smoking and World No Tobacco Day is an ideal time to give Quitline a call and get help with developing your personal plan to quit,” says David Edwards, Manager of Quit SA.
    “This year we want smokers to simply take up the challenge and set a date to quit.
    “Quit SA is passionate about helping people give up smoking, which impacts more than just their health, but also provides financial and social implications.
    “We have welcomed recent anti-tobacco initiatives including plain packaging, smoking bans near playgrounds and bus shelters, and the removal of point of sale displays, however we must continue to work hard to reduce tobacco related illnesses.
    “Our statistics indicate that smokers utilising the Quitline are twice as likely to successfully quit.”
    Three South Australians die every day from tobacco-related illnesses, while the state loses an estimated $2.39 billion each year in health costs and lost productivity.
    “The most important thing to remember for anyone wanting to successfully quit, is to create a plan for dealing with triggers and cravings,” Mr Edwards added.
    “Implementing a plan to give up smoking provides the best possible chance of success, because set-backs are part of the quitting journey.
    “The consequences of smoking are well documented, but the impact of second-hand smoke can over time also cause lung and other cancers, meaning that a person who quits smoking is helping themselves as well as others.
    “With the price of cigarettes going up again from 1 July, there is no better time to give smoking the flick.”
    Anyone wanting advice on how to quit smoking should call the Quitline on 13 78 48 or visit www.quitsa.org.au.
    South Australian smokers are being encouraged to make this year’s World No Tobacco Day the day to take action and set a date to quit.
    Quit SA urges smokers throughout the state to use the support available to kick the habit and get started on the quitting journey.
    “It’s never too late to give up smoking and World No Tobacco Day is an ideal time to give Quitline a call and get help with developing your personal plan to quit,” says David Edwards, Manager of Quit SA.
    “This year we want smokers to simply take up the challenge and set a date to quit.
    “Quit SA is passionate about helping people give up smoking, which impacts more than just their health, but also provides financial and social implications.
    “We have welcomed recent anti-tobacco initiatives including plain packaging, smoking bans near playgrounds and bus shelters, and the removal of point of sale displays, however we must continue to work hard to reduce tobacco related illnesses.
    “Our statistics indicate that smokers utilising the Quitline are twice as likely to successfully quit.”
    Three South Australians die every day from tobacco-related illnesses, while the state loses an estimated $2.39 billion each year in health costs and lost productivity.
    “The most important thing to remember for anyone wanting to successfully quit, is to create a plan for dealing with triggers and cravings,” Mr Edwards added.
    “Implementing a plan to give up smoking provides the best possible chance of success, because set-backs are part of the quitting journey.
    “The consequences of smoking are well documented, but the impact of second-hand smoke can over time also cause lung and other cancers, meaning that a person who quits smoking is helping themselves as well as others.
    “With the price of cigarettes going up again from 1 July, there is no better time to give smoking the flick.”
    Anyone wanting advice on how to quit smoking should call the Quitline on 13 78 48 or visit www.quitsa.org.au.

    South Australian smokers are being encouraged to make this year’s World No Tobacco Day the day to take action and set a date to quit.

    Quit SA urges smokers throughout the state to use the support available to kick the habit and get started on the quitting journey.

    “It’s never too late to give up smoking and World No Tobacco Day is an ideal time to give Quitline a call and get help with developing your personal plan to quit,” says David Edwards, Manager of Quit SA.

    “This year we want smokers to simply take up the challenge and set a date to quit.

    “Quit SA is passionate about helping people give up smoking, which impacts more than just their health, but also provides financial and social implications.

    “We have welcomed recent anti-tobacco initiatives including plain packaging, smoking bans near playgrounds and bus shelters, and the removal of point of sale displays, however we must continue to work hard to reduce tobacco related illnesses.

    “Our statistics indicate that smokers utilising the Quitline are twice as likely to successfully quit.”

    Three South Australians die every day from tobacco-related illnesses, while the state loses an estimated $2.39 billion each year in health costs and lost productivity.

    “The most important thing to remember for anyone wanting to successfully quit, is to create a plan for dealing with triggers and cravings,” Mr Edwards added.

    “Implementing a plan to give up smoking provides the best possible chance of success, because set-backs are part of the quitting journey.

    “The consequences of smoking are well documented, but the impact of second-hand smoke can over time also cause lung and other cancers, meaning that a person who quits smoking is helping themselves as well as others.

    “With the price of cigarettes going up again from 1 July, there is no better time to give smoking the flick.”

    Anyone wanting advice on how to quit smoking should call the Quitline on 13 78 48 or visit www.quitsa.org.au.
     

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