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Today is the Day

Today is the Day

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Today is the Day...for a fresh start. 13th March is National No Smoking Day, where everyone - whether you’re a smoker or not - comes together to inspire, motivate and support others to take the first step towards quitting smoking.

Join thousands of people across the country and begin your smokefree journey with the help of a free and friendly stop smoking service.

Local inspiration

Simon's smokefree story

You’ve got to want to stop smoking, but if you want to, believe me, there is help and support out there.

Simon was a smoker for 20 years and is a recovering alcoholic. He has stopped smoking a few times but with ongoing help from his local NHS Stop Smoking Service has continued to stay smokefree.

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Julie's smokefree story

After 38 years of smoking I didn’t think I’d stop. I got help for health reasons and after quitting for eight months I have saved £700.

Julie smoked 60 a day. She didn’t want to quit but was advised to by her doctor for health reasons. She recently became a grandmother and realised she wanted to be healthy so she could be around for her family. She used her local NHS Stop Smoking Service eight months ago and hasn’t smoked since.

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Ali's smokefree story

My son motivated me to quit. I guess everyone will have their own reason. You have more chance with professional help.

Ali had previously used his local NHS Stop Smoking Service and got medication for quitting. An operation stopped him taking the medication and he started smoking again. His young son provides new motivation for him and after accessing the service again he is now smokefree.

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Cath's smokefree story

I was so surprised how laid back they are. It’s your choice, everything there is up to you - they go with what you want.

Cath was a smoker for 50 years. Shortly after being diagnosed with lung problems, Cath ended up in hospital. Her son’s friend introduced her to the local NHS Stop Smoking Service team who were able to help her quit.

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