Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful
Today is the day… for a fresh start. Wednesday 10 March 2021 is No Smoking Day, where everyone – whether you’re a smoker or not – comes together to inspire, motivate and support others to take the first step towards quitting smoking.
This year’s theme is “quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful” and centres around the evidence that quitting smoking is associated with improved mental health.
It might not feel like a good time to quit smoking – but it is. Last year, during lockdown, one million people quit. New research confirms that now those ex-smokers will now be feeling happier and more positive than if they were still smoking.
We don’t often talk about the benefits of quitting to mental health, but just as it improves your physical health, stopping smoking also improves your sense of wellbeing. Withdrawal can be tough, but with help, smokers can come out the other side feeling happier, healthier and wealthier too.
Here are some great websites with useful resources, including a personal quit plan, to help you to stop smoking: