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The best time to quit is now - SpunOut.ie launches 'Quit' smoking campaign

Blog Posts Jan­u­ary 8th2015

For immediate release
8 January 2015

SpunOut.ie launches ‘Quit’ smoking campaign

  • The best time to quit is now
  • Double your chances of quitting successfully by availing of support mechanisms
  • See SpunOut.ie/Quit for more

SpunOut.ie, Ireland’s youth information website, today launched ‘Quit’ - a campaign which will run for the next four weeks and encourage young people to kick the habit of smoking in 2015.

This campaign highlights to 16-25 year olds that the best time to quit is now and that by availing of FREE support mechanisms in place you can more than double your chances of successfully quitting. The SpunOut.ie ‘Quit’ campaign, working in tandem with the national HSE ‘Quit’ campaign (www.quit.ie), is specifically focused on reaching young smokers in Ireland.

There are many reasons why people choose to start smoking but this campaign highlights how overcoming the habit will improve your general well-being, appearance and general odour. Smokers between the ages of 18-24 consume 15 a day on average so there is also the potential to save up to €2,700 a year.

“I couldn’t get over how much clearer my mind became within a few days of having quit. There are speed bumps, but don’t be too hard on yourself. If you can get to the stage where you’re saying no to smoking 80% of the time you will build it up to 100%,” said Cassie Delaney1, a 25 year old volunteer and contributor with SpunOut.ie.

As part of the campaign, SpunOut.ie have created a new video highlighting these key messages in an engaging way that can be seen directly here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Outreach events will also take place at the following locations:

Jan 13: University College Cork
Jan 14: Institute Technology Carlow
Jan 15: Limerick Regional Youth Service
Jan 19: Dublin City University
Jan 20: Tipperary Regional Youth Service
Jan 21: Athlone Institute of Technology
Jan 26: Sligo Institute of Technology
Jan 30: University of Limerick
Feb 3: NUI Maynooth

Remember, the best time to quit is now!

For more advice on how to quit successfully, please visit www.spunout.ie/quit or follow the campaign on social media through #Quit15.

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Note to Editors:
SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s general youth information website by young people, for young people. We provide easy access to relevant, reliable, supportive, and non-judgemental information in order to assist informed decision-making amongst 16 - 25 year olds. We have a monthly readership of 72,562[2]

1Cassie Delaney is a  volunteer and contributor with SpunOut.ie and penned this piece on her own personal experience about quitting smoking which you can read here.
2Source: Google Analytics, December 2014