No Smoking Day - 11 March 2020

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking.

NHS – Live Well – Quit Smoking

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/10-self-help-tips-to-stop-smoking/

Smoking increases your risk of cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems.  This is true whether you smoke cigarettes, bidi (thin cigarettes of tobacco wrapped in brown tendu leaf) or shisha (also known as a water pipe or hookah). 

The website give facts about smoking and links to advice and support.

NHS - Smokefree

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Join the millions of people who have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking.  Quit smoking with a free Personal Quit Plan via email, text and/or app.  The website offers lots of support so that you can choose what is right for you.

British Heart Foundation

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/risk-factors/smoking

If you smoke, quitting is the single most important step you can take to protect the health of your heart. 

Smoking shisha – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble – can also increase your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases.  Even if you use tobacco-free shisha, the smoke still produces toxins in levels equal to or greater than smoke from tobacco-based shisha.

The website offers health and emotional support, advice on healthy eating/living and downloadable booklets, guides and leaflets.

Sunderland NHS Specialist Stop Smoking Service

https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk/stopsmoking/support-in-your-area/services-in-sunderland/

Offers free, friendly, confidential support and advice to help people who want to stop smoking.  As well as providing specialist advice and support to quit, the service can offer telephone advice for those not wishing to access the specialist service.

This page was published on 27 February 2020