Proud to be a Quitter – Using the theme

No Smoking Day’s 2015 theme rings true with me and many other quitters.  Most people who finally stop smoking enjoy a great sense of achievement and pride when the craving for nicotine starts to ease, the cash that went up in smoke can be spent on other things and the person starts to feel healthier, fresher and fitter.

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Smoking, the Heart and Blood Vessels

Tobacco smoking causes about 1 in every 5 of all deaths each year in the UK.  It’s the main preventable cause of death and ill health.

Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, mouth, reproductive organs, bones, bladder, and digestive system.  February is Heart Health Month and March brings us No Smoking Day so this article is going to focus on how smoking damages the heart and blood vessels. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Newsflash: ‘Stop the Rot’ – new hard-hitting campaign from Public Health England

A powerful new campaign from Public Health England (PHE) highlights how smoking ‘rots’ the body from the inside. The campaign uses research showing that toxins in tobacco damage the main systems of the body including bones, muscles, brain, teeth and eyes. It cases a slow and steady decline, similar to rotting. The graphic online and print adverts feature a roll-up cigarette full of decaying body tissue. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Proud to be a Quitter: No Smoking Day Displays and Stalls

Displays

The mainstay of every local No Smoking Day is a display of information whether it is on a workplace notice board, as a window or shop display or as part of a stall staffed with advisors in a hospital, clinic, shopping centre or any public place.  Like any type of promotional activity, it will only work if you can attract the attention of your target audience.  …to read the rest of this article click here »

Building on the NSD theme ‘I’m Proud to be a Quitter’

I’m Proud to be a Quitter is No Smoking Day 2015’s slogan, endorsed by 4 quitter testimonials urging; “If at first you don’t succeed, give up again.”; “I still get out of breath.  But now it’s because I run.”; “I wanted to stop looking like a smoker.  So I stopped smoking.”; and “I wanted my kids to look up to me.  And not through a cloud of smoke.” …to read the rest of this article click here »

No Smoking Day – 32 years helping smokers to become proud quitters

For 32 years No Smoking Day, has been a fixture in the calendar of key dates for smokers wanting encouragement and support to quit.

No Smoking Day has been one of the longest running and most successful stop smoking campaigns in the world. On the first national No Smoking Day in 1984, UK adult smoking prevalence was 36%, tobacco adverts still appeared on TV and in magazines, smoking was allowed in cinemas and buses and there was little stop smoking support available. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Fit not fat this Christmas

Over Christmas and New Year there’s lots of alcohol, bad TV and rich food. Don’t get fat – get off that couch and get active.

With some planning and a little bit of self-discipline, it is possible to enjoy a good Christmas and start the New Year feeling fit, not fat. One of the barriers to doing more exercise is lack of time. So Christmas time with a break from your routine offers the ideal opportunity to get active. Taking exercise over Christmas not only reduces your chances of gaining weight, it also helps energise you, reduces stress and gives you a break. …to read the rest of this article click here »