Over a million smokers are expected to take the leap today and begin their attempt to quit smoking according to the No Smoking Day Charity. The charity recognises that quitting is difficult but encourages people to think about their health and take the leap with support from groups such as We Quit and NHS Smoke Free.
The No Smoking Day charity, which is part of the British Heart Foundation aims to reduce tobacco-related illness and death by encouraging people to begin their quit today, 14th March 2012. Numerous events are planned across the country including talks for both adults and schoolchildren as well as information stands at chemists and doctors’ surgeries.
A free quit kit is now available from the NHS and can be picked up from a local pharmacy to help you stay off the smokes once you’ve taken the leap. A whole range of ways to beat the cravings from cigarettes are now offered to those attempting to quit, including nicotine gums and patches and even prescription drugs. If you are taking the leap today the Smoke Free service are waiting to take your call for advice and tips on staying off the cigarettes.
England - 0800 434 6677
Northern Ireland - 0808 812 8008
Scotland - 0800 84 84 84
Wales - 0800 085 2219