No Smoking Day – have you thought about giving up?

Date: 12 March 2014

Wednesday 12 March marks No Smoking Day and is the perfect opportunity for smokers across Bromley to set their goal and quit smoking.

No Smoking Day is supported by the British Heart Foundation and this year's theme is entitled 'V for Victory' and shows that for many the fight to stop smoking can be a difficult one but one that they can ultimately win with the right support. 

Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change - to be healthier, to get fit, or to save money. For some, it's more about how their smoking affects the people around them – their family, friends, and little ones. Whatever your reason, thinking carefully about your motivation and keeping a reminder in key places can be really helpful for keeping you going through the tough times.

We all know smoking is bad for you, but it's important to remember how severe the impacts on your health can be. Smoking causes about 81 per cent of lung cancers in England and can give rise to cancer in the mouth, lips, throat as well as the bladder, kidney, liver and stomach. Smoking can damage the lungs by causing conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia. It also has damaging effects on the heart and blood circulation that may cause heart attacks, stroke and damaged blood vessels

Any day is a good day to stop smoking but No Smoking Day gives smokers another opportunity to try and quit. There are many local NHS services and schemes across Bromley available all year round to give advice and support for people who want to stop smoking.

Bromley Healthcare Stop Smoking Service provides advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good. People who use the local stop smoking services service are four times more likely to stay smoke free, so why not go along to a session for advice about how you can quit smoking once and for all? NHS Stop Smoking Advisors will be able to give you lots of tips on ways to stop the inevitable cravings and how to stay on track, with a personal 'quit plan' that is tailored to your needs.

If you would like to know more about the services available to you and how to get help go to or call 020 7188 0995. You can also find more resources to help you quite on the British Heart Foundation website

Remember - whether you're thinking about quitting for you or your family – it's never too late and support is available.

  • Summary:

    Wednesday 12 March marks No Smoking Day and is the perfect opportunity for smokers across Bromley to set their goal and quit smoking.


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