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No Smoking Day - 2021

Tomorrow is No Smoking Day. The theme and support materials for this year have been developed in collaboration between ASH and Breathe 2025. The theme this year is that "Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful" with the evidence supporting improved health and well-being after stopping smoking.

Key messages for this year are:

  • 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
  • Today is the Day to put smoking behind you. 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

Action: The above online resources may be an appropriate place to signpost individuals interested in stopping smoking or may be a useful source for support materials to aid local smoking cessation efforts.

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