No Smoking Day is an annual campaign led by the British Heart Foundation to help smokers quit. This years campaign is ‘V for Victory – in the battle against cigarettes we can help you win!’
Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change – to be healthier, to get fit, or to save money.
For some, it’s more about how their smoking affects the people around them – their family, friends, and little ones.
Whatever your reason, thinking carefully about your motivation and keeping a reminder in key places can be really helpful for keeping you going through the tough times
For more information or for help to quit please visit http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/
The help included is a free quit kit, face to face support, free mobile app, free email support and free text support.
Health improvements after…
|Your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal|
|Nicotine and carbon monoxide start to leave your body and oxygen levels return to normal.|
|Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.|
|Nicotine has been eliminated from your body and your sense of smell and taste both improve.|
2 – 12 weeks
|Exercise becomes easier and your breathing improves.|
3 – 9 months
|Any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems are reduced as your lungs repair.|
|Your risk of coronary heart disease is now half that of a smoker.|
Currently a packet of 20 cigarettes costs around £8, so quitting will give a 20-a-day smoker an extra £56 a week. The benefits of stopping smoking soon start to add up. For a 20-a-day smoker, in
- 1 day: you’ll have enough money to rent a movie or buy a few magazines.
- 1 week: you could have enough money for a new pair of shoes, or a facial, a (really) cheap flight, a DVD boxset, a paintballing day, or a day at the races.
- 1 month: you could save enough for a shopping spree or premiership football tickets, or even a day rally driving.
- 3 months: you could afford two weeks in the sun, a new laptop, or the latest flat screen TV.
- 6 months: you’ll have saved enough for a football season ticket, a family holiday, your own home cinema, or a top of the range bicycle
- 1 year: you’ll be able to afford a new kitchen, flash designer jewellery, a car or a luxury leather sofa suite!