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Conwy Valley smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2016

Smokers in the Conwy Valley are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 9 March.Capture

While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit (1), nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke.

This year’s No Smoking Day theme is ‘Proud to be a Quitter. In life we’re told never to give up – but when it comes to smoking, being a ‘Quitter’ is a good thing. We’re using inspirational stories of ex-smokers to highlight the life-changing benefits of quitting.

Betws-y-coed Surgery will be holding regular smoking cessation clinics on No Smoking Day to help smokers make this the day you start to stop.

We understand that the majority of smokers want to stop smoking, but many find the task too daunting. No Smoking Day is the perfect opportunity to inspire smokers in the Conwy Valley to quit for good.

With support, smokers are more likely to succeed in their quit attempt. That is why Betws-y-coed Surgery will be out in force on No Smoking Day, educating smokers on the range of local services and resources available to them.

Betws-y-coed Surgery is part of a network of organisations across the UK that manages local activities for the No Smoking Day campaign.

The annual campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and encourages hundreds of thousands of smokers to make a quit attempt on No Smoking Day.

Dr Mike Knapton, Associate Medical Director at the BHF, said: “Giving up smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health, and that’s why the British Heart Foundation runs No Smoking Day. We’re encouraging smokers to mark Wednesday 9 March in their calendars, and take the first step towards a smoke-free life.”

To receive information and support on stopping smoking visit nosmokingday.org.uk and join the conversation of Twitter using the hashtag #NoSmokingDay.