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Make a quit attempt this No Smoking Day

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The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day is today, Wednesday 13 March.

There are more than 5.3 million adults in England who still smoke, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death in England.

Almost every minute of every day someone is admitted to hospital in England with a smoking-related disease and in 2022-23, there were an estimated 400,000 hospital admissions in England due to smoking and one i four hospital patients is a smoker.

Despite the clear health risks of smoking, it's estimated that nearly 50 million cigarettes are smoked every day in England - around nine cigarettes a day per smoker.

However, smoking rates have reduced considerably since the first year of No Smoking Day 40 years ago and this year's No Smoking Day campaign aims to continue this pattern and encourage people to quit by offering free proven NHS resources and advice.

Be part of the change and help build a smokefree generation.

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.

When you stop smoking, there are almost immediate improvements to your health, and it's much easier to stop smoking when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

For support to quit this No Smoking Day visit http://freshquit.co.uk

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital