National No Smoking Day
The 13th March 2019 marks an extremely significant day in the calendars of smokers across the country.
As National Stop Smoking Day, March 13th provides an opportunity for smokers in the UK to take the first step towards a smoke-free lifestyle, armed with vital knowledge and reliable methods to help them get off to the best start possible.
Public Health England is arguably one of the most important sources during this tricky, testing time. Their website is rich with information not just regarding successful quitting methods to stop smoking, but also on the scale of the problem, the implications of smoking on public health and the financial impact on our country’s economy.
Public Health England states that:
“Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England, with about half of all life-long smokers dying prematurely, losing on average around 10 years of life. In 2016 alone, there were around 78,000 deaths attributable to smoking, representing 16% of all deaths across the UK.”
Although this is a terrifying figure to contemplate, it should also be noted that these figures saw a significant decline when the practise of vaping and e-cigarette use began to really take off in the UK.