Asda partners with Scotland government on anti-smoking campaign in seven supermarkets in country; health teams to visit in-store pharmacies to assist smokers who want to quit, offer lung tests

, January 2, 2013 () – A campaign to help smokers kick the habit is being rolled out at a major supermarket chain.

Health teams will visit in-store pharmacies at seven Asda supermarkets across Scotland to advise shoppers who want to quit.

Customers will be able to take lung age and carbon monoxide tests to support them in their attempt.

The retailer, which has teamed up with the Scottish Government for the initiative, says the money saved on breaking a 20-a-day habit could feed a family of four for a week.

Public Health Minister Michael Matheson said: "Quitting smoking is one of the best things someone can do to improve their health.

"We know that people are more likely to succeed if they get support - and there is a huge range of support available in Scotland, from face-to-face or online to group sessions."
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