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Inishowen smokers urged to quit 07.02.08

INISHOWEN smokers have been urged to use yesterday - Ash Wednesday and National No Smoking Day - as the impetus to kick the habit.
Donegal-based Health Promotion Minister, Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher, advised smokers to get as much support as possible to give up tobacco.
"Ash Wednesday is the traditional day that smokers attempt to quit. There is more support available today to help smokers give up than ever before," said Minister Gallagher.
"The link between cardiovascular disease, cancers and smoking is well documented. Giving up smoking is the single most important thing smokers can do for their own health and the health of those around them," he added.
Smokers urged to kick the habit.
Anyone who wants to stop smoking but needs further information should contact the National Smokers' Quitline on 1850 201 203. This helpline is operated by the Health Services Executive (HSE) in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society.
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