Need help stopping smoking?
There is a staggering amount of medical evidence which suggests that smoking has serious effects on your health; it’s time to think about stopping. No Smoking Day is on 14th March 2012, what a better excuse to think about quitting and getting your life back on track.
We all know the serious effects smoking can have on one’s health; National No Smoking Day is here to raise awareness and offer help and support to those wanting to stop. No Smoking Day is now part of the British Heart Foundation after a merger in 2011. The merger secured the future of one of the most cost effective social marketing campaigns in the world.
No Smoking Day aims to reduce tobacco related death and illness by motivating smokers to quit together on No Smoking Day. Smoking is the biggest killer of people in the UK, with 100,000 deaths per year due to smoking. If you are a long term smoker, your life expectancy is reduced by approximately 10 years.
There are over 4,000 chemicals in one cigarette, including rat poison, toilet cleaner and nail varnish, is this enough for you to think about quitting.
If you suffer from heart problems, or any other medical conditions, by smoking you are putting extra stress on your body and making it harder for your body to stay healthy.
There are many benefits of stopping smoking:
- If you stop smoking, in 24 hours all of the carbon monoxide leaves your body, allowing your lungs to start breaking down the tar.
- 3 days – You feel more energetic and are able to breathe easier
- 1 year – You have reduced the chance of a heart attack by 50%
- If you smoke 20 a day, you could save a whopping £200 a month or £2,300 a year. That’s enough to take the family on holiday
No Smoking Day – March 14th 2012