March 10th is No Smoking Day 2021


No Smoking Day is a national campaign that encourages the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt on the second Wednesday of March each year. No Smoking Day is an important opportunity to engage smokers in your local communities, encouraging them to quit and access local stop smoking support. This campaign has been developed collaboratively between ASH and Breathe 2025 with support from PHE Marketing, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Fresh North East.

There are always health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now will help you:

1. Reduce the likelihood of life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Smoking damages your lungs, and your heart, which can put you at greater risk of life-threatening complications if you get COVID-19.

2. Reduce your risk of other diseases caused by smoking such as cancer, diabetes, heart attack, emphysema, bronchitis and stroke. Quitting will improve your health, and help protect the NHS.

3. Stopping smoking allows your body to repair itself – after 8 hours oxygen levels return to normal, after 2 days, your lungs start clearing out smoking debris, after 3 days breathing becomes easier and within weeks, your heart attack risk begins to drop. Watch this film which explains all the benefits of quitting.

4. Protect the health of others. Exposure to secondhand smoke also increases the risk of complications from respiratory infections, especially in children. It also increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. During this time, when we are spending most of our time at home, it’s important to protect others from tobacco smoke. See also guidance for smokers and vapers from Public Health England.

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Published: Mar 8, 2021