OPINION - We can all help make a healthier Glasgow

HIGH rates of smoking in Glasgow has been, and still is, a significant factor in the city's poor health record and low life expectancy.

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Most smokers know that the biggest step someone can take to improve their health is to stop smoking, but quitting is not as easy as some may think.

The Evening Times has campaigned on promoting public health through the Glas-goals exercise initiative, which also encouraged people to quit smoking.

Our Clear The Air campaign followed this through with the same message of encouraging people to stop by providing practical advice and not simply lecturing people about their health.

Recent figures showed a reduction in lung cancer deaths, especially among men in the city, which is adding to an overall health improvement.

Glasgow still has a long way to go to have a health record that can be compared favourably with other European cities but the direction we are moving in is encouraging.

The Evening Times will continue to promote good health and healthier lifestyles, and will urge other agencies in the city to ensure they do the same.

A healthier population, and especially a healthier younger generation, will be to the benefit of everyone who is proud to call Glasgow their home.

HIGH rates of smoking in Glasgow has been, and still is, a significant factor in the city's poor health record and low life expectancy.

Most smokers know that the biggest step someone can take to improve their health is to stop smoking, but quitting is not as easy as some may think.

The Evening Times has campaigned on promoting public health through the Glas-goals exercise initiative, which also encouraged people to quit smoking.

Our Clear The Air campaign followed this through with the same message of encouraging people to stop by providing practical advice and not simply lecturing people about their health.

Recent figures showed a reduction in lung cancer deaths, especially among men in the city, which is adding to an overall health improvement.

Glasgow still has a long way to go to have a health record that can be compared favourably with other European cities but the direction we are moving in is encouraging.

The Evening Times will continue to promote good health and healthier lifestyles, and will urge other agencies in the city to ensure they do the same.

A healthier population, and especially a healthier younger generation, will be to the benefit of everyone who is proud to call Glasgow their home.

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