No Smoking Day – Second Wednesday of March

No Smoking Day – Second Wednesday of March

No Smoking Day was started in United Kingdom as a health awareness day a perfect day to try to stop smoking. The day is observed on second Wednesday of March when smokers are encouraged to put smoking behind them for a brighter future.

In 2024 it will be celebrated on March 13th.

Quitting smoking will not only give you physical health benefits but will also have a positive effect on your mental health too. If you’ve been thinking about quitting, No Smoking Day might just be the perfect reason. People who smoke are more likely to get more serious symptoms if they catch coronavirus. Smoking is known to cause or considerably worsen breathing problems, including asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It can also harm the immune system and heart.

Smokers have poorer mental wellbeing than non-smokers. Smokers scored worse than the population as a whole on every mental wellbeing indicator in the PHE dataset with levels of anxiety and unhappiness.

Reason to stop smoking

  • Stopping smoking will allow you to breathe more easily.

  • Quitting smoking will increase your energy levels.

  • You’ll save money when you quit smoking.

  • Your skin will look better and your sense of smell and taste will improve.

  • Benefits of your family – you’ll protect them against damaging effects of passive smoking.

Tips to quit smoking

Smokers who want to quit can follow these tips which will help them to quit smoking.

  • Make a list of all the reasons why you want to quit smoking, financial problem, health benefits, trying to be a good role model for kids. Keep these reasons always handy when every you carve to smoke. Make a plan to quit smoking, Making a plan and sticking to it can help some people and motivate.

  • Balance your diet, which can be beneficial in many ways when you quit smoking. Eating a balanced diet will indeed make you healthier, and therefore help you go through your smoking cessation smoothly. Your addiction to tobacco makes your brain to feel to reach for a cigarette, so give yourself something else to do like chewing sugar-free gum. Sometimes simply drinking a glass of water can be enough to let the craving pass.

  • Just like what you eat, it can be useful to take stock of what you drink when you start to quit smoking. It’s essential, in general, but even more so when quitting smoking, to stay well hydrated.

  • Getting Back into Sports to make Quitting Smoking Easier. When you are playing it encourages you to stay smoke-free to preserve your health and reach them. Like nicotine, sport stimulates the secretion of dopamine, the hormone of happiness, which allows you to reach a certain state of well-being.

  • Saying goodbye to cigarettes can be stressful, especially if you are naturally anxious. To successfully quit smoking in a stress-free way, you can try yoga, or mindfulness meditation. These practices can help you calm down.

  • To succeed in quitting smoking, you can also count on the support of those around you. Among your friends and family, you will certainly find former smokers who will be able to share with you the tips that have helped them quit smoking.

  • When you quit smoking, that’s just as much free time in which you might be tempted to light up a cigarette. The trick to quitting smoking is to keep your mind busy to keep boredom at bay.

  • When you quit smoking, you may miss the act of putting a cigarette to your lips. The trick to kicking the habit is to keep your hands busy, especially if you’re craving a cigarette, you can peel an apple or crack nuts to keep your hands busy.

  • Motivation is one of the key factors when quitting smoking! Being motivated is what allows you to face the obstacles that may come your way, and what pushes you to continue, despite the difficulties.

  • Think Positively to see the best in every moment. And if you ever relapse, know that it’s okay. You will always have the opportunity to do it again. In fact, many former smokers have had to start over several times to quit smoking, yet each time they came out stronger and more confident.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.