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No Smoking Day: Wednesday 13 March

If you’re a smoker and thinking about quitting fags for good, then we suppose it makes sense to start on No Smoking Day this Wednesday 13 March.

The British Heart Foundation’s annual health campaign marks 30 years this month and more than 750,000 smokers (there are over 10 million in the UK) are expected to and give up for at least a day.

Apparently, the average smoker could save £7 a day, £49 a week, £210 a month and £2,555 a year if they stubbed out cigarettes for good.

‘Everyone loves a little luxury, but if you smoke, you could probably afford the treats you’re after for you and your family, if only you quit,’ says Doireann Maddock, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the BHF.

‘That’s why we’re asking all smokers to “swap fags for swag” on No Smoking Day and think about what else they might prefer to spend their money on.’

Need help quitting? Visit We Quit or call 0800 434 6677.

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Londa, 9/04/2013 18:57

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008No Smoking Day is an annual hetalh awareness campaign that helps smokers that want to stop. The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday in 1984 and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March. The campaign is now in its 24th year and is a firm fixture in the UK calendar because of its continuing success. On No Smoking Day 2006 1.5 million smokers made a quit attempt and millions more used the Day to take a step towards stopping smoking.The campaign is run by a charity of the same name, which is based in London and has four full-time staff. The charity is funded by a coalition of governmental and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in hetalh.The No Smoking Day charity has a very clear vision and mission:VisionTo reduce tobacco related illness and death MissionTo support smokers who want to stop through providing an opportunity to do so, and highlighting the effective help that is availableThe Day’s main messages:No Smoking Day is a good opportunity to stopSmokers can get help when they want to stopThere are hetalh and other benefits to stopping smokingWhat the Day does:Spurs smokers into action millions took part in NSD 2006Appeals to smokers of all types whatever their age, sex or social backgroundPublicises and explains the help that smokers can get when they want to stopCaptures the attention of the media with lots of supportive TV, newspaper and radio coverageWhat it doesn’t do:Try to force smokers to stop it’s for people who are already interested in doing something about their smoking

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