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Jenny Willott MP urges smokers to ‘swap fags for swag' on No Smoking Day

March 13, 2013 11:01 AM

Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, is encouraging thousands of smokers in the area to 'swap fags for swag' by quitting on No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13th March.

Jenny Willott MP is supporting the annual health campaign, run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which shows how smokers could treat themselves to all sorts of 'swag' if they quit for a day, saving £7, a week (£49), a month (£210) and a year (£2,555).

Jenny Willott said: "Stopping smoking is not only one of the best things you can do to boost your health, it's also great for your bank balance.

"Quitting can be difficult, but there is lots of local support available and working out what you could afford to buy is a great motivator. I'd encourage everyone in Cardiff Central to give it a go and join thousands of others trying to quit today on No Smoking Day."

Vishnee Sauntoo, No Smoking Day campaign manager at the BHF, said: "More than 750,000 smokers all try and quit on No Smoking Day, so it's a great time to give it a go if you smoke and really want to quit.

"Your cigarette money really adds up, so whether you want to swap your day's packet of 20 for a new lipstick, save for a week and take your kids to the cinema, or save for a whole year and reward yourself with a holiday of a lifetime there are lots of fun - and healthier - ways to spend your money.

"We're here to help you every step of the way, so great ready to join in and swap fags for swag."