No Smoking Day 2022: History, theme and significance of this occasion


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March 9 this year is being celebrated as No Smoking Day

Highlights

  • On a smoke-free day, make up your mind to quit and never look back
  • Reach out to loved ones who are addicted to smoking and encourage them to quit
  • Inactive smoking also endangers human life

Smoking Free Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of March every year. This time, it’s March 9th. The day is designed as a time to reach out to friends or family members who are suffering from nicotine addiction. On Smoke Free Day, people are also encouraged to help others quit smoking. Smoking not only endangers the active cigarette user but also affects the people around him. Today is the best day to give up this evil.

We look at the history of No Smoking Day and its significance.

History of Smoking Free Day

The United Kingdom has seen people in the country become addicted to smoking. In 1984, Smoking Day was observed for the first time. Earlier, it was celebrated on the first Wednesday of March as it started on Ash Wednesday. But over time, that is likely to change. Now, it is celebrated as an annual event throughout the UK and in other countries as well.

The theme of 2022 No Smoking Day

In March 2022, the theme of Smoke Free Day was ‘No need to be stressed to quit smoking.’ This year’s focus will be on calming those who want to quit smoking and letting them know that the process of quitting smoking does not need to be stressful.

Significance of Non-Smoking Day

This day is celebrated to make people aware of the evils of smoking so that they can make up their minds to quit smoking. Various campaigns are organized to provide free resources to those who want to quit smoking and start their journey. On this day, people reach out to their loved ones by extending a helping hand to get rid of their deadly habit.

On a smoke-free day, make a commitment to quit smoking and help others break the habit.

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