National No Smoking day

7th March 2013 staplefordcommunitygroup Help & Advice, Stapleford Community Group 0 Comments

No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March focuses on ‘swap fags for swag’.  If you’re thinking of giving up, maybe these facts will help you kick the habit.

The financial benefits of stopping soon add up:

1 year = £2,555 = a new kitchen/holiday of a lifetime

Health benefits of stopping smoking

After 3-9 months – lung function is increased by up to 10%

After 10 years – risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked

Top tips for quitting smoking

Set a quit date

Write down all the reasons for stopping smoking

Break the links that create the habit

Get support

Learn to relax

Take the edge off the withdrawal using stop
smoking medications

Reward yourself

Useful information:

Key Numbers – New Leaf stop smoking service 0800 389 7712

www.nosmokingday.org.uk

www.wequit.co.uk

www.nottspct.nhs.uk/healthy-living-advice/stop-smoking.html

http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

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