Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health.
To mark ‘National No Smoking Day‘ we’re focusing on this year’s theme and key message…
“Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful”
There has never been a more important time to look after your mental and physical health. Stopping smoking has immediate benefits to your physical health and long term will significantly reduce your chances of developing many illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, COPD, stroke and cancer.
While quitting can feel stressful in the short term new research shows that many ex-smokers mental health improves six weeks after quitting.
Today is the day to stop smoking.
- Quitting smoking doesn’t have to feel painful – stop smoking aids can really help
- Quitting isn’t always easy but getting the right stop smoking aids and support can stop you feeling like you need a cigarette all the time
- Smokers who quit for 6 weeks or more are happier and experience less anxiety and depression than those who carry on smoking.
- Research shows that people who have quit smoking for a year are happier than those who continue to smoke.
Quitting during covid
The last year has been difficult for many of us. Stress and concern about our health is on the rise.
For smokers this has pulled them in two directions. On the one hand, the chances of smokers successfully quitting are has high as they’ve ever been. On the other, smokers experiencing stress and mental distress are more likely to be smoking more.
This No Smoking Day we want to take the opportunity to inform smokers that quitting can be less
stressful than they fear and can ultimately improve their sense of wellbeing. We all of us have less control over our lives than we’d like at the moment, but smokers can take some positive control on No Smoking Day.
We want to support smokers to cease the moment and look forward to a happier smokefree future.
It’s never too late to quit. Let’s do this!
Search ‘smokefree’ to find support to make a quit attempt.
Below are some useful links and other blogs that may help you to choose other healthy lifestyle choices.