The campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation, and helps smokers who want to quit by creating a supportive environment, and by highlighting the many sources of help and advice available.
No Smoking Day has been running since Ash Wednesday in 1983, when it was called Quit for the day.
The campaign is re-designed every year to help spur smokers into action.
Our mission is to appeal to smokers of all types – whatever their age, sex or social class.
We publicise and explain the help that smokers can get when they want to stop, and capture the attention of the media with lots of supportive TV, newspaper and radio coverage. No Smoking Day takes place on 12th March this year and the events website is packed with advice and resources. The Why Quit? section of the website loks in-depth at what’s in a cigarette and the health benefits of giving up smoking as well as the financial savings, with an interactive calculator to enable users to see how much money they could save each week, month and over the course of a year.
For more information please visit http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/