National No Smoking Day

The success of No Smoking Day is built on the commitment of thousands of local organisers across the UK. The hard work of these dedicated organisers has helped ensure that No Smoking Day remains one of the UK’s foremost public health events.

Each year the campaign is entirely redesigned and re-launched with a fresh campaign theme. New ideas for the campaign are tested with smokers and organisers right across the UK, from different age ranges, ethnic groups and lifestyles, to make sure that our messages appeal to everyone.

Then we create posters, leaflets and other campaigning materials to help organisers make their events really shine. The campaign attracts high profile support, from politicians, sportsmen and women, and celebrities.

No Smoking Day aims to get as much media exposure as possible, helping raise awareness of the day and triggering quit attempts.

The No Smoking Day team works with national helplines, local stop smoking services, drop-in centres, pharmacists, GPs and other services that offer help and advice to smokers who want to give up. No Smoking Day is rigorously evaluated every year, ensuring the campaign stays relevant and up-to-date.

Find out more on the awareness days website.

Tip to Stop Smoking

When an urge to smoke strikes, remember that although it may be intense, it only last around 3 minutes – just enough time to listen to your favorite tune. Put on your earphones, turn up the volume and dance around. Song ends, craving gone.

NHS Stop Smoking Service

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.

Students, registered with a doctor, can have easy access to a FREE 12 week service proven to help you stop smoking. This includes FREE nicotine replacement therapy, a weekly carbon monoxide test and professional support during the first few months of stopping smoking.

Well Pharmacy

135 Nethergate: DD1 4DP

Telephone: 01382 221 275

Boots

276 Perth Rd: DD2 1AN

Telephone: 01382 668 050

Colin Lowe Pharmacy

205 Perth Rd: DD2 1AT

Telephone: 01382 665 608

Richardson Pharmacy

181 Blackness Rd: DD1 5PH

Telephone: 01382 667 175

Tip to Stop Smoking

Be prepared – even when wearing a nicotine patch the urge to smoke when your friends leave the pub for a cigarette can be irresistible – be armed with a fake cig, these are available from most chemists. Puffing on this may seem silly but at least you didn’t smoke a real one.

Useful Resources

Smokeline

Smokeline is Scotland’s national stop smoking helpline, open every day from 8am to 10pm.  Over the years they’ve helped thousands of people and can help you too.

NHS How to Stop Smoking

This booklet will help you and you’ll be giving yourself the best possible chance of success if you use it together with the free support and stop smoking medication available.

LIVESTRONG My Quit Coach App

The MyQuit Coach application creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking.

NHS Smokefree App

The Smokefree app is a 4 week programme that puts practical support, encouragement and tailored advice in the palm of your hand.