Smokers given a reminder

Tweed smokers are being reminded there is never a perfect time to quit, with the relaunch of the successful “Best Intentions” anti-smoking campaign.

The campaign was developed by the Cancer Institute of New South Wales and is a timely reminder of the impact smoking can have on families.

According to research conducted by the Cancer Institute NSW the last time “Best Intentions” was broadcast it had a significant impact on smokers and recent quitters.

Head of prevention at the Cancer Institute NSW Anita Dessaix said the campaign will run again to show smokers that while quitting smoking can be difficult, it is achievable, and for those who need support there are a number of avenues available to help them kick the habit for good.

“Smoking continues to be the greatest single cause of premature death, and is the leading cause of morbidity in NSW with more than 5200 deaths caused by smoking every year,” Ms Dessaix said.

NSW Quitline advisors are also available to provide personalised telephone advice and support to quit smoking on 13 QUIT (13 78 48).



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