Selly Oak MP urges smokers to ‘Swap fags for swag' on No Smoking Day - Wednesday 13 March

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, is encouraging thousands of smokers in the area to ‘swap fags for swag’ by quitting on No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March.

 

Steve  is supporting the annual health campaign 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).

 

Steve said: “Stopping smoking is not only one of the best things you can do to boost your health but it’s great for your bank balance as well. I know quitting can be difficult as I actually gave up smoking myself over a year ago, but it is really worth it and I haven’t looked back since!

 

“There is lots of local support available and working out what you could afford to buy instead of cigarettes is a great motivator. I’d encourage everyone in my constituency to give it a go and join thousands of others trying to quit on the 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.”

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