No Smoking Day is Wednesday 13th March 2013 and is the UK’s foremost annual health awareness campaign. It has helped over 1.5 million smokers quit for good since 1984.
This year the main theme is SWAP FAGS FOR SWAG
The financial benefits of stopping soon add up. After:
- 1 day: £6.50 = a movie rental, a few magazines
- 1 week: £45.50 = shoes, facial, DVDs, paintballing, a fancy meal for two
- 1 month: £195 = a shopping spree or premiership football tickets, a weekend break
- 3 months: £585 = games console, a new laptop, the latest flat screen TV
- 6 months: £1,170 = football season ticket, a family holiday, a home cinema, top of the range bicycle
- 1 year: £2,372 = a new kitchen, designer jewellery, a car, a luxury leather suite
Figures based on a 20-a-day smoker paying £6.50 per packet of 20 cigarettes.
The main messages of No Smoking Day are:
- No Smoking Day is a good opportunity to stop
- Smokers can get help when they want to stop
- There are health and other benefits to stopping smoking.
If you have tried quitting and have gone back to smoking, you’re not alone.
Most people who successfully quit will have tried, and failed, several times.
But don’t give up on quitting, - if your committed to quitting you can do it, as over a million people who have successfully quit on No Smoking Day prove.
Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change – what are yours?
- For better health and avoid ill health
- For more money http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Smoking.aspx?Tag=
- For the sake of your family and friends
- More energy
- To prevent premature ageing
- For whiter teeth
- For lower stress levels
- For an improved sense of taste and smell