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At a Screen Near You - "Smoking's History"

March 09, 2011 1:48 PM

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A DVD telling the story of “No Smoking Day” (NSD) campaigns since they first started in 1984 is being shown on Solus screens in colleges and health care sites throughout Glasgow.

Produced by the health improvement teams in Glasgow City Community Health Partnership, it is hoped that smokers who watch it in reception centres, hospital waiting areas and GP surgeries, will take the film’s name literally, “Smoking’s History.”

Sarah Brady, Health Improvement Senior, Child and Youth Health, said: “The short film uses the NSD campaign posters from the 1980s until the present day to highlight the stop smoking message in a unique way.

“We hope it will also raise the public’s awareness of the services available to them if they think the time is now to quit.”
The DVD will be shown in the following colleges - Stow; Anniesland; Metropolitan; City of Glasgow; Langside; and Cardonald – as well as Strathclyde University.
It will also be shown on www.nosmokingday.org.uk.
More information about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s “Smokefree Services” go to www.nhsggc.org.uk/smokefreeservices or telephone 0800 84 84 84.
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Notes to Editors –
When you stop smoking, did you know that in:


20 minutes blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal

1 hour circulation starts improving

20 hours carbon monoxide is removed from the body

1 week the bronchial tubes begin to relax making breathing easier

1 month circulation improves throughout the whole body

1 year lung function improves 5% to 10%

1 year the risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker

10 years the risk of lung cancer is half that of a smoker

10 years the risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who never smoked


For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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