National No Smoking day - 8th March 2023

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.

Each year, the campaign is promoted with a theme in the form of a short phrase. An example of previous year’s themes has been “Break free”, encouraging smokers to break free from the chains of cigarettes and quit on No Smoking Day and “Time to quit?”. Research conducted by GfK NOP following the 2009 campaign found that 1 in 10 smokers quit on No Smoking Day.

You can find out more on the  Smoking | BHF web site.

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