No Smoking Day 2019
Would you like to quit smoking? Take the opportunity to choose to quit this National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13th March and feel the health benefits in just hours!
After 20 minutes
Pulse rate returns to normal.
After 8 hours
Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half and oxygen levels return to normal.
After 48 hours
Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
After 48 hours
There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is improved.
After 72 hours
Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
Did you know every 15 cigarettes smoked causes a mutation in your body? Every cigarette you smoke is harmful - each one causes the poisons from tar to enter your bloodstream. These can cause heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for nearly 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
Find out how quickly you'll notice the benefits of stopping - for you and your family and friends - here.
If you stop smoking on No Smoking Day, you will be more likely to stick to quitting! You're also more likely to stick to quitting with the right support. Remember, free support is available from NHS One You to help you stop smoking today! Call the NHS Smoking Helpline to speak to one of their friendly advisors on 0300 123 1044 or visit the Facebook page to share experiences and tips with others who are quitting smoking.
Make 2019 the year you quit smoking for good!