No Smoking Day is here!

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The North Arden PCN is encouraging smokers in the area to give up this No Smoking Day (13 March). Smoking is still the single largest preventable cause of death in England – estimated to account for 64,000 deaths annually.

Quitting is one of the most important things you can do not just for your own health, but also for your family. It will bring a huge range of health and financial benefits. Getting the right support is so important and we are using this years no smoking day to remind people that it’s never too late to quit smoking.

When you stop smoking, there are almost immediate improvements to your health. Straight away your body will begin to repair itself. After 8 hours your oxygen levels will return to normal, after a further two days your lungs will start clearing out smoking debris, after three days breathing will become easier, and within weeks your heart attack risk begins to drop.

How do I quit smoking? If you’ve decided to quit smoking this March, take a look at the video below for some top tips to help you succeed

If you need more help to quit smoking you may be interested in the Government’s new ‘Swap to Stop’ programme. Swap to Stop offers smokers aged 18 and over access to support to quit with the help of vape ‘quit kits’ and access to 12 weeks of behavioural support and stop smoking treatments. 

There are a range of services available through Quit 4 Good, being able to include the option of vaping kits is a great addition to the stop smoking support that is already available in Warwickshire and is vital to reduce smoking rates across the county. 

Warwickshire’s Quit 4 Good programme, provided by Everyone Health as part of Fitter Futures Warwickshire, offers smokers aged 12 and over free stop smoking support for 12 weeks. This includes behavioural support, access to the Smoke Free app and nicotine replacement therapy – which now includes the new Government funded Swap to Stop vaping quit kits (vaping quit kits only available for those aged 18 and over). 

For free personalised support and advice from their specialist smoking practitioners, and to see if you qualify your own Quit Kit, visit:

or text QUIT to 60777.

64% of ex-smokers have said they used e-cigarettes, alongside behavioural support from a specialist stop smoking practitioner to go and remain smokefree.

For even more information on how to quit smoking and a variety of links to services that can help you in your quitting journey please click on the button below to visit an article for No Smoking Day on the Atherstone Surgery Website.