Don’t give up on giving up. Every time you try to stop smoking, you’re a step closer to success.
Today is the day… for a fresh start. Wednesday 9 March 2022 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 “Don’t give up on giving up. Every time you try to stop smoking, you’re a step closer to success” and acknowledges that most smokers will have tried and failed to quit in the past, but every attempt to quit smoking brings you that one step closer to success.
It’s estimated that the average smoker takes 30 quit attempts to succeed. Just under 40% of smokers try to quit every year in England and around a quarter of these will succeed. However, many more smokers are contemplating quitting or engage in behaviours such as cutting down. Every quit attempt is progress and an opportunity to get into the habit of quitting.
There has never been a more important time 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, research shows that once you’re past the withdrawal stage your mental health also improves.
Withdrawal can be tough, but with help, smokers can come out the other side feeling happier, healthier and wealthier too.
Today is the day to stop smoking. Get in touch to find out how we can help make quitting less stressful.
Here are some great websites with useful resources, including a personal quit plan, to help you to stop smoking:
National support and resources –
Local support –