Soldiers prepare for battle on No Smoking Day

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by Simon No Comments

Soldiers prepare for battle on No Smoking Day.As part of a week-long series of events called the Clean, Fit and Healthy Campaign smokers in 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day, which takes place tomorrow (12).

Leading the charge in this particular battle, is smoker and 1 (UK) Armd Div’s Command Sergeant Major Robert Loudon: “No Smoking Day is a great opportunity to encourage and support smokers in the Army in their battle to quit.

“It’s not easy but support is available through Medical Centre Smoking Cessation Clinics which are run throughout the year and are completely free of charge.”

He added: ”There is a much higher chance of succeeding with support and that is why I’m keen to let everyone know about the range of help that is available to inspire quitters and send them on the road to victory.”


“healthier and wealthier”


According to the British Heart Foundation’s latest survey which took place in Nov 2013, one in five UK adults smoke but studies show around two thirds of smokers want to quit.

Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) 1 (UK) Armd Div Col Hamish Robson added: ”As part of our ongoing Clean, Fit and Healthy campaign we’re encouraging soldiers to adopt a healthier and wealthier smoke-free life. Quitting smoking is one of the best things soldiers can do to improve their health.

“I hope soldiers across the division will take the opportunity to quit on No Smoking Day and attempt to stub out cigarettes for good.”

Throughout this week at 1030hrs on BFBS Radio, Andy Astbury’s guests will be talk about how to stay Clean, Fit and Healthy for life and 1 (UK) Armd Div units will be hosting health fairs, physical challenges with smokers taking on no-smokers and other fun events to raise awareness.


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