Leading V8 Supercar team Super Cheap Auto Racing, which fields two Holden VZ Commodores for four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy and Paul Weel, has officially Quit.
In announcing the decision team director Mark Roworth said Super Cheap Auto Racing
had joined with QUIT to promote its new 13 QUIT (13 7848) Quitline number ahead of World No Tobacco Day (Tuesday, 31 May).
""Some may consider racing V8 Supercars a dangerous and risky pastime, but it has nothing on smoking and the 13 QUIT line is one of the most important numbers a smoker can know,"" Roworth said.
Both Weel and Murphy's Super Cheap Auto Racing Commodores will carry 13 QUIT signage for the first time during this weekend's fourth round of the V8 Supercar Series at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney.
Todd Harper, Executive Director, Quit Victoria said Super Cheap Auto Racing’s decision to Quit was a decision for the better.
""V8 Supercars is a sport which requires fitness and endurance. To succeed in this sport it is essential to be smokefree,"" Harper said.
Mr Harper said the decision to change the Quitline number to the easy-to-remember, 13 QUIT (13 7848), would ensure smokers always have ready access to the Quitline service.
“The number 13, when combined with QUIT, is far from unlucky for smokers in Australia. In fact, now it will symbolise a lifestyle change for the better.”
Smoking kills approximately 4 000 Victorians every year and countless others are affected by tobacco caused disease.
Call the Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848) and ask for your free Quit Pack or talk to an advisor.
ph: (03) 9635 5400
mob: 0417 303 811