No Smoking Day 2023: History, Significance and All You Need to Know

NO SMOKING DAY 2023: Smoking is injurious to health. We have heard this proverb many times in our life. Smoking cigarettes, beedi and other tobacco substances take a huge dig on a person’s health. Lungs become weak and people suffer various breathing diseases, one of them being Asthma.

To create awareness amongst people about the ill effects of smoking and to motivate them to quit smoking, every year No Smoking Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of March. This year, No Smoking Day falls on March 8. The day is inspired by No Tobacco Day and is majorly celebrated in the United Kingdom.

No Smoking Day: History

The United Kingdom witnessed that the people in the country are getting addicted to smoking. In 1984, the day was observed for the first time. Earlier, it was celebrated on the first Wednesday of March as it began on Ash Wednesday. However, with time, it shifted to the second Wednesday. Now, it is celebrated as an annual event all over the United Kingdom and in other countries too.


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The day was started with the objective of helping addictive smokers to quit smoking forever. This is a health awareness day that takes place every year with a different theme. Few of the successful themes have been ‘Break Free’ and ‘Time to Quit?’

No Smoking Day: Significance

The day was significantly started to aware people of the ill effects of smoking and help them quit it on time. Giving up smoking takes a lot of dedication and motivation as ones who smoke on a regular basis, their bodies get addicted to it. If they stop having smoke, their body reacts in a way that they crave tobacco.

Therefore, the day is a great opportunity for everyone to take the first step towards quitting this deadly habit. According to various researches, it is found that No Smoking Day has proven to be helpful to one out of ten people who wanted to quit this ill habit.

Not just this, various events are organised in the United Kingdom on this day that invite people to come and get access to resources to say goodbye to smoking. Apart from this, the day is also special for those who feel that their loved ones are ruining their life due to this life-threatening habit. They can extend their helping hand to them by providing them with right guidance and support.

So, if you are someone who smokes or you know someone who smokes, then come forward and pledge together against smoking.

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