National No Smoking Day returns on March 14th and there’s never been a better time to go #Smokefree and give up smoking for good.
It’s no secret that smoking can severely damage our long-term health, but millions of Brits still struggle to give up. Breaking a habit begins with good intentions and a willingness to take small steps. Put your health first this March by joining in with National No Smoking Day.
Whether you smoke first thing in the morning, last thing at night or everything in between, join the nation’s movement and change up your daily routine! It may seem strange at first, but your willpower and mental strength may surprise you.
What’s the point in quitting for one day?
Many people abandon their goals of quitting because they don’t think they’ll be able to resist the temptation. But if you can give up smoking for one day, what’s to say you can’t quit forever? Give your confidence a boost with this challenge. We know you’ve got it in you!
We’re all in this together.
Here at PillTime, our patients? health comes first. We’ve put together some top tips to help you get the most out of National No Smoking Day:
- Remind Yourself: Leave a note on your bedside table or change the title of your morning phone alarm to: No Smoking Today. This will stop you mindlessly reaching for a cigarette when you wake up.
- Tell People: Before Wednesday, tell colleagues, friends and family that you’re taking part in National No Smoking Day. This way, if a colleague normally asks you out for a cigarette, they won’t challenge you when you stick to your goals.
- Know Your Weaknesses: Make a note of your daily smoking schedule. Work out when you’re most likely to give in and create a contingency plan. If your weakest point is in the evening, find an activity that stops you smoking; such as going to the cinema or cleaning the house.
- Find Your Motivation: Most of us know the health benefits of quitting, from banishing bad breath to decreasing the risk of getting chronic diseases. How will quitting change YOUR life? NHS Choices lists some amazing benefits of quitting, so find one that’s important to you here: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/smoking/Pages/Betterlives.aspx
Your local Stop Smoking Services are ready to help you go #Smokefree. For more information and support, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx