SOLDIERS are being urged to join a growing army of quitters by kicking cigarettes into touch for next month’s national No Smoking Day.

The campaign, which is run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and takes place on Wednesday 9 March, is teaming up with Army units and bases to help the one-in-three Army personnel who smoke to kick the habit.

Mike Knapton, associate medical director at BHF, said: “The military has been strongly supporting No Smoking Day for years, but with one third of Army Service personnel smoking, there’s still more to do.

“No Smoking Day is a great opportunity to trigger quit attempts by raising awareness of the stop smoking resources and support available to military personnel.”

Visit nosmokingday.org.uk to order or download the free No Smoking Day organiser’s pack, which includes posters, leaflets and a handbook. Join the conversation on Twitter using #NoSmokingDay.

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