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No Smoking Day 2014

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

By Leah Cassady

Hand crushing a cigarette for No Smoking Day

There's plenty of help if you want to quit smoking this No Smoking Day

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No Smoking Day falls on Wednesday 12th March this year and if you’re rising to the challenge, there is a lot of local support and help out there.

Alongside increasing your risk of cancer did you know that smokers are more than twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease as non-smokers? They also have an increased risk of a stroke and their sense of smell is often decreases, plus and it can cause skin wound to heal slower.

If you’re giving up for No Smoking Day you’ll be pleased to hear that after just 20 minutes your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal and that after eight hours Nicotine and carbon monoxide start to leave your body and your oxygen levels return to normal. After you’ve passed the 24 hour mark your lungs begin to clear out the damage caused by smoking.

As well as all the health benefits to be had by quitting smoking, you will also save money which can be used elsewhere. To see how much you could save and what else that could buy you use the calculator below:

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Stop smoking services are all over the UK and they usually offer group or one-to-one support as well as advice and many other things like free Quit Kits. For more information about our local service, Staffordshire Stop Smoking Services, simply call them on 0300 111 8006.

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