No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day Quick Facts

2021 Date10 March 2021
2022 Date9 March 2022
No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day History

No Smoking Day seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. According to the CDC, tobacco use is responsible for over 7 million deaths a year. This day aims to inform those wishing to quit smoking about available resources. It highlights alternative methods of smoking as well as other resources that can help make quitting easier. These include less harmful methods like e-cigarettes or nicotine infused gums.

No Smoking Day was established in 1984 as part of an initiative to get people to quit smoking. It is observed annually on the second Wednesday in March.

No Smoking Day Facts

  • The theme for No Smoking Day in 2021 was quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful.
  • About 1 million people quit smoking last year according to todayistheday.co.uk.
  • According to nhs.uk, after quitting smoking for at least 1 year, the risk of a heart attack becomes halved compared with that of a smoker's.

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No Smoking Day References and Related Sites

www.pmi.com: No Smoking Day
www.nhs.uk: Quit Smoking

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