Fighting the fag habit

KICK the smoking habit – it could save your life and those of others. That was the message to visitors to the ASDA store in Biggleswade this week when representatives from the NHS Stop Smoking Service and the fire and rescue service launched the store s a

KICK the smoking habit - it could save your life and those of others.

That was the message to visitors to the ASDA store in Biggleswade this week when representatives from the NHS Stop Smoking Service and the fire and rescue service launched the store's anti-smoking campaign.

Also among the guests present at the launch were Biggleswade mayor Cllr Wendy Smith and her husband Cllr David Smith.

"Anything like this that could help people give up smoking is very good," said Cllr Wendy Smith.

"Smoking is a serious health hazard, especially passive smoking. Any campaign against smoking is good, especially the warnings of smoking around children and babies.

"I gave up over 40 years ago when I had children. One must also remember the new laws coming into force later this year banning smoking in public places so now is a good time for people to quit the habit.

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"But you must also remember how many fires are caused in homes by people dropping cigarettes so the safety aspect of this campaign is also important to take on board and everyone should get a smoke detector in their homes."

At the ASDA store smokers wanting to quit were given advice and help and fire officers handed out free smoke alarms to customers.