Quit suc­cess

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Thou­sands of smok­ers stubbed out their cig­a­rettes dur­ing the first na­tional quit smoking month. Stop­to­ber saw about 5100 smok­ers sign up to quit the habit. More than half were aged be­tween 25 to 44 years and twice as many women com­mit­ted to ditch­ing the habit as men. The ini­tia­tive was in­spired by the United King­dom’s Stop­to­ber cam­paign which has been run­ning for two years and saw 250,000 peo­ple quit smoking last year. Smoking is still the big­gest cause of pre­ma­ture death in New Zealand – killing 5000 peo­ple each year or 13 peo­ple a day. Go to stop­to­bernz.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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