Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Quit Because are proud to announce the release of our brand new video game made with the British Heart Foundation. If you're a fan of old-school platformers like Mario and Sonic, check out Tym & Kym Stub Out The Diabolical Smokey Joe. There are four different levels to play through and loads more stuff to collect, so see if you can unlock absolutely everything (and everywhere)!
Monday, 21 June 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
This is one of the funniest and weirdest cartoons we've ever seen. Check out our collection of the Helpers' webisodes, and prepare to be creeped out at the thought of smoking!
There's 2 new videos every month so re-visit this entry or go to the EU Helpers website for your next dose of craziness.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Congratulations to the winners of Smoke & Mirrors' film competition. We think they're awesome and really effective.
You can see more about their campaign @ Smoke & Mirrors website
Thursday, 5 November 2009
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month and Cancer Research UK have published some important facts that you should know about lung cancer and smoking.
- Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in the UK
- In 2006, around 39,000 people were diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK, that’s 107 people every day
- The link between tobacco and cancer was established more than 50 years ago.
- Smoking causes almost 90% of lung cancer deaths.
- In Britain, around 1 in 5 adults smoke cigarettes, that’s about 9.5 million people.
Read more @ Cancer Research UK
Friday, 30 October 2009
Well, MTV Smoke Screen has finished and it's been a huge success for a lot of the guys who have managed to quit the habit. Their final video diaries are up so you can see the advice they have to give at the end of it all. We saw British girl Rachel last month, so let's check out what she has to say about becoming a non-smoker!
Visit the MTV Smoke Screen website
Thursday, 29 October 2009
A study from McGill University Health Centre in Edmonton, Canada has said that smoking just one cigarette can make your arteries stiffer and the heart work faster than it should.
Leading medic Dr Stella Daskalopoulou claimed smoking just a few sneaky cigarettes could have a significant impact on the heart.Smoking also increases the build up of fat in the artery. Stiff and fatty arteries are a very risky combination for the heart!
"This was revealed very clearly when these young people were placed under physical stress, such as exercise."
Amanda Sandford, of anti-smoking campaigners ASH, said: "This study adds to the growing body of evidence showing there is no safe level of smoking.
"Young adult smokers who say they smoke only 'socially' or 'occasionally' in the belief it is not doing them much harm should think again.
"Every single cigarette smoked adversely affects the heart and increases the chances of a fatal heart attack even among relatively young smokers."
Read more @ The Sun
Thursday, 24 September 2009
One of our quit because... presenters - Alison Walsh - is Miss Quit for the next month as she helps out some guys and girls from all over Europe to stop smoking.
She's working with MTV on Smoke Screen. It's a website following their attempts to quit through video diaries, which Miss Quit comments on and gives them her expert advice!
Here's one of the Brits - Rachel, who's from London and studying in Manchester:
Visit the MTV Smoke Screen website