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Taking the Leap on No Smoking Day – 14 March 2012

Newsdate: 5 March 2012

No Smoking Day takes place on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. If you’ve tried to stop smoking but have never quite managed to succeed, you’re not alone. In fact most people who successfully quit will have tried, and failed, several times. But please don’t give up on giving up; if you’re committed to quitting, you can do it, as shown by over a million people who have successfully quit on No Smoking Day.

Contact our Stop Smoking Service on 0500 7867 669 if you need help or advice giving up smoking.

To help raise awareness there will be a No Smoking Day display with more information at Wrightington Hospital (main corridor) and Leigh Infirmary (main entrance) for the whole week beginning 12th March 2012.

At Wigan Infirmary there will be a stand manned by our Stop Smoking Team and Occupational Health from 11am to 2pm on no smoking day. The team will be on hand to advise people on giving up smoking and provide Carbon Monoxide (one of the affects of smoking) readings. There will be a free price draw for a smokers “Packing it in Pack” which is a box full of helpful goodies including a savings tin, a mug, stress ball, pen and key ring.

Remember! You don’t have to wait long for the benefits to start once you stop.

Time  Health Changes
20 minutes Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal
24 hours Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body and your lungs will start to clear out the tar that’s been clogging them up
48 hours No nicotine left in your body. Your senses of taste and smell are greatly improved
3 days Your breathing becomes easier and your energy levels increase

More help and advice can be found at:!/NoSmokingDay