The No Smoking Day is happening on the 14th March 2018 - will you be part of it?! It is an opportunity for you to make this day your first day without a cigarette! You can also celebrate this day by encouraging your mates to give up smoking!
What is the No Smoking Day?
The No Smoking Day started its tradition in 1983 and in 2018 it is happening on the 14th March. This day is meant to raise health awareness and encourage people to quit smoking, or just try to give up smoking for one day. This day also highlights the resources available to help people – you – to quit smoking. Are you ready for the 24-hour challenge?
Why quit on the No Smoking Day
Any day is good enough to quit! Quitting smoking for just a day will help your body to heal. If you decide to quit on the No Smoking Day, you don’t have to be scared! You will be able to receive help before as well as after the No Smoking Day if you decide to quit smoking for good.
On this day smokers should not only think about the impact on their own health, but also to the health of those exposed to second-hand smoke like children and pets.
Quitting smoking can also add quite a bit of extra cash in your pocket! Depending on the number of cigarettes you smoke per day, you could save hundreds or even more than a thousand pounds a year! You could go on holiday with your friends, save up for a driver’s license tests, buy new clothes… Isn’t that a nice way to reward yourself for your efforts?
If you decide to quit smoking on this day, you will not be alone. A report from the British Heart Foundation from 2015 has shown that 17,000 smokers made a successful attempt to quit that year. Will this year be your year?!
How to celebrate the No Smoking Day?
If you are a smoker, the best way to celebrate is to try to quit on this day. No Smoking Day is not here to force anybody. Do this if you feel ready and if you want to – quitting is all about when you’re ready.
In case you have a friend that is a smoker, tell them about this event. Let them know where they can get help if they are interested.
If you are a smoker but you don’t want to quit for good, consider making your home smokefree. This will stop the health damage for your pets and visitors. If you have already quit successfully, you could help other by sharing with us what helped you to quit on our Facebook or Twitter !
Which support will you get?
Help Me Quit is a free quit smoking support service for people in Wales. They offer one-to-one support, free licensed stop smoking medication like patches and gum, weekly sessions and expert stop smoking support. Visit their website to get further information and contacts.
You can also read quit tips on our website or get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter . We share tips and advice each week and you can direct message our trained advisers with any questions you have about quitting.