Big Cig was out and about in Forth Valley on National No Smoking Day to try to persuade people to quit smoking. The life-sized cigarette made an appearance at the Job Centre, Stirling University and various gyms in Falkirk, accompanied by staff from the NHS Forth Valley Stop Smoking team who handed out leaflets and offered advice.
This year’s theme was ‘Proud to be a Quitter.’
Gillian Bruce, NHS Forth Valley Stop Smoking Co-ordinator said: “Giving up smoking is one of the most important lifestyle decisions leading to better health. By letting people know about services to help them quit will reduce the number of tobacco-related illnesses across Forth Valley. It is also very important that we try to protect the next generation from starting to smoke and give them the best start in life.”
For further information on stopping call Smokeline free on 0800 84 84 48 or visit www.canstopsmoking.com