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Quit4Life and Big Cig invited to college Sports Day

This year, pupils at Testwood Sports College in Totton, Southampton, wanted to educate their peers about the effects that smoking can have on their sports performance.

Pupils demonstrate the effect of smoking on sports performance

Supported by Quit4Life, a group of specially trained ‘Smoke Free Ambassadors’ from Year 8 ran events throughout the day. Focusing on top sports men & women, pupils learned how smoking reduces levels of oxygen in their bodies and can increase the time it takes to recover from sports injuries.  No sports day would be complete without a visit from Big Cig, who joined the opening ceremony but declined to compete in the 100 metres race as he would obviously run out of breath!