Make today your no smoking day

2 in 3 smokers will die from serious health harms caused by smoking. Get help to quit with Stop Smoking London.

No Smoking Day 2024 

No Smoking Day is an annual campaign that raises awareness of the health harms caused by smoking and encourages smokers to make a quit attempt.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a celebration of the saved lives of countless smokers in London and across the UK. However, with roughly 1 million people still smoking in London, it also serves as a reminder of the support we still need to provide others to stop smoking.

This year, national No Smoking Day takes place on Wednesday 13th of March.


The real impact of smoking related health harm in London

Two in three long-term smokers will die of smoking-related diseases in the UK. Research also shows that smoking causes around 1 in 4 of all UK cancer deaths.

In London alone, almost 6,000 smokers will die due to smoking-related health issues this year [1]. Smoking causes around 7 out of every 10 cases of lung cancer.


Get support to quit with Stop Smoking London

There is no safe level of smoking. Quitting completely is the best thing you can do for your health and everybody’s journey to quitting is different.

Although giving up smoking can be hard, Stop Smoking London is here to help at every step of your quit journey.

We provide helpful information and resources on quitting on our website as well as running a helpline and text support service.

We also direct people to their local stop smoking service where thousands of people across London have already been supported to successfully quit

You are three times more likely to quit smoking for good when combining expert support with medication.

Make today your no smoking day. Get help to quit below.

Expert hints and tips to help you with your quit attempt.

Dr Eugenia Lee gives advice on what can help support you in a quit attempt.

Make today your no smoking day

Everyone’s journey to giving up is different.

Listen to Liam’s personal story on why and how he quit smoking, with the help of vaping.

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What are you risking by continuing to smoke?

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Paritosh Sharma explains the real impact of smoking related health harms he sees in his London clinic.

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Support Available for You

Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

Call the free Stop Smoking London Helpline to begin your smokefree journey.

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