Former Munster and Irish International rugby player Mick Galwey is encouraging smokers to get help to quit the habit.
Ninety per cent of smokers believe they are addicted or would find it very hard to quit smoking, according to recent research commissioned by Pfizer.
“I never smoked and am very glad for that,” said Mick. “As a sportsperson, we are constantly reminded of the importance of health and fitness to reach your full potential. Smoking can really hold you back from achieving that potential; it affects your ability to be as good a sportsperson as you can be. If you smoke it’s never too early to stop to improve your health.”
To read more, check out our weekly health column in the FeelGood health supplement in the Irish Examiner on Nov 26.