Today is No Smoking Day

Cigarettes, bidi and other tobacco substances cause immense harm to you and to people around you.

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Cigarettes, bidi and other tobacco substances cause immense harm to you and to people around you. Your lungs are patched and become weak and people suffer various breathing diseases, one of them being asthma. To create awareness among 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 9, that is today.

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.

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?’ In March 2022, the theme is said to be ‘quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful.’ The focus of this year will be on calming down people who want to quit smoking and letting them know that the process need not be stressful.