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National No Smoking Day



No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking.

The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday in 1984, and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March.

What are the dangers of smoking?

Smoking is a habit that is dangerous not just for the smoker but also for the people around them.

As well as boosting chances of harmful health afflictions such as many different types of cancer, heart disease and gum disease smoking cigarettes is addictive and will always prove financially detrimental in the short and long-term.

It is thought that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a smoking-related disease.

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.

  1. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily
  2. Stopping smoking gives you more energy
  3. Ditch the cigarettes and feel less stressed
  4. Quitting leads to better sex
  5. Stopping smoking improves fertility
  6. Stopping smoking improves smell and taste
  7. Stop smoking for younger-looking skin
  8. Non-smokers have whiter teeth and sweeter breath
  9. Quit smoking to live longer
  10. A smoke-free home protects your loved ones

NHS stop smoking services help you quit.

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.

These services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven methods to help you quit.

They’ll give you accurate information and advice, as well as professional support, during the first few months you stop smoking.
Your GP can refer you, or you can phone your local stop smoking service to make an appointment with an adviser.

Find stop smoking services in England (https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/local-support-services-helplines#bt4Q3X2d7CKUh5Ml.97)

Call the free Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044.

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