No Smoking Day this year is on Wednesday 11th March. This annual campaign has enabled thousands of people to quit for good over the years and we are pleased to support this again locally across RCT and Merthyr.
Key messages include:
- Stopping smoking saves money. If you smoke 20 a day, you can save £3000 in a year!
- Stopping smoking has many immediate and long term health benefits. Within 24 hours of stopping smoking carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. People who breathe second hand smoke are at risk of many of the same diseases as smokers, for example heart disease and cancer
- Free friendly NHS support is available from Stop Smoking Wales (tel 0800 085 2219) and your local community pharmacy . If you have enough people who want to quit at your setting, an specialist advisor may be able to work with the group. You are four times more likely to stop smoking using an NHS service than quitting alone.
To receive your No Smoking Day pack and support on stopping smoking visit nosmokingday.org.uk and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NoSmokingDay. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on NSD, local services and support.