No Smoking Day (9 March 2022)

Have you thought about quitting in time for No Smoking Day?

Start your journey for National No Smoking Day and #QuitYourWay today.


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There isn’t just one way to quit smoking, it's important to choose a journey that works best for you. This will increase your chances of quitting for good.

You might be:

  • looking into the different types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) you can get from the pharmacy
  • looking into e-cigarettes
  • planning to go it alone with your own willpower

You can get the support you need by phone, online or in person. Whatever you decide, it helps to plan ahead.

Start your journey today

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You’ll start to feel the benefits as soon as 24 hours after quitting.

After just 2 weeks of quitting your lungs and circulation start to improve. It can also have a positive impact on your mental health, because smoking can actually increase anxiety and stress.

It's also an expensive habit. You can use the cost calculator to see how much you spend on cigarettes. It might surprise you to see how much you can save. 

Tell your friends and family the day you've chosen to stop smoking and how you're going to do it. Letting other people know your plans helps:

  • you commit to quitting
  • your friends and family support and motivate you

Already stopped? Help others by sharing what worked for you.

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No matter how many times you’ve tried before, it's still possible to quit for good. You’re four times more likely to quit for good if you use a combination of stop smoking treatment and free expert support from #QuitYourWay.

With the help of smoking cessation services, many people have successfully stopped smoking since the start of the pandemic and you can too.

If you need more information or help, Quit Your Way Scotland is run by trained advisers who can give you expert advice.

Quit Your Way Scotland can help by:

  • talking through all the options available to you
  • helping you plan to stop in a way that suits you
  • offering support when you're trying to stop
  • referring you to free local NHS services
  • being there to talk to when other support services are closed