Helping quitters stub out smoking
You’re about to take part in the 34th No Smoking Day. Each year, thousands of smokers choose this as the day they start to stop, proudly turning their backs on a life without cigarettes.
The first No Smoking Day was in 1983. Back then there were millions more smokers in the UK than there are today, so something’s going right. But as you will know, there’s still some way to go before we are free from smoking completely.
Smoking rates may be declining but around 10 million people in the UK still smoke, and around 100,000 die each year from smoking-related causes. That’s 100,000 deaths too many.
Budgets may be stretched in the public health environment, but we are here to help. The fact remains, No Smoking Day is one of the most cost effective health interventions of its kind, and its success depends on you. We are calling upon your support to help us reach more smokers than ever, encouraging them to stub out their last cigarette for good.
READY STEADY STOP!
Preparation is key when it comes to quitting smoking – and setting a quit day is a great first step. No Smoking Day has been that date for hundreds of thousands of people over the years, and we want March 8th 2017 to be the day for thousands more. We also know that support from professionals, friends and family has a massive impact on quitting for good. So now is the time for you to get Ready and Steady to help them Stop!
Proud to be a quitter
In life we’re told never to give up, to keep going – but when it comes to smoking, being a ‘Quitter’ is a good thing. Our campaign, presents quitting smoking as something to be proud of, and ‘Quitters’ as people to be admired.
Never quit on a quitter
We know that stopping smoking isn’t an easy challenge, and that many smokers will have tried previously. No Smoking Day is a time when smokers who are planning to quit can feel solidarity and gain your support in their attempts to quit for good. We want No Smoking Day to be the day they start to stop.
Whether you work in stop smoking services, wider healthcare, education or you’d just like to help smokers quit at your workplace, we can help you get ready and steady to help people to stop.
We can provide you with everything you need to create an engaging and inspiring event to help support the campaign. What about also arranging talks from healthcare experts and Proud Quitters, or maybe even take the campaign to the streets to reach as many people as possible. If you’ve not already done so, sign up to our mailing list and we will send you regular updates.
TAILORING YOUR MESSAGE
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