Nearly 400,000 women compared to 200,000 men made a quit attempt on the UK’s biggest stop smoking awareness campaign, new figures released by No Smoking Day charity have revealed.
In addition, almost two million (20%) adult smokers made a positive step towards quitting on No Smoking Day (9th March) by planning their quit journey, looking for information on quitting, smoking less than usual, taking part in a No Smoking Day event or using the charity’s dedicated website for quitters – www.WeQuit.co.uk
No Smoking Day runs the highly successful annual health campaign helping smokers who want to quit. Now in its 28th year, the campaign’s mission is to inspire as many smokers as possible to help them quit their addiction and take control of their health and looks.
“Congratulations to all those people who managed to quit smoking on No Smoking Day (9 March). Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health,” Amit Aggarwal, Chief Executive of the No Smoking Day charity said. “This year, we saw double the number of women quitting compared to men, possibly because they get more involved in health campaigns – but guys you can do it too! If you didn’t manage to stop then, try stopping today to feel good and save money – within a month of quitting you can save £190! It’s never too late to take control – any day can be your No Smoking Day. There’s lots of free help and support including our WeQuit online hub and the NHS stop smoking services.”
Hundreds of events took place across the UK on 9th March with many health professionals available to give help and support for those who wanted to stop smoking.
No Smoking Day runs www.WeQuit.co.uk, an online hub for quitters to find out different ways to quit and to chat online with each other to gain support and advice.