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Wake up to No Smoking Day

Our smoking brethren always state that they want to give up cigarettes, but have difficulty in setting a date. Well that special time of year has arrived again and No Smoking Day is around the corner. Last year over a million people attempted to quit smoking on this day and some 85,000 succeeded. Our sincerest advice to all smokers is to use this unique, national event and to join thousands of other smokers who will be breaking this habit for good, together. MHN in collaboration with Quit has designed and circulated a useful colour poster translated into four languages, encouraging Muslims smokers to quit smoking. Please contact us if you would like to order copies.

Top Tips for No Smoking Day

Seven out of ten smokers say they want to give up and it was a new years resolution for thousands. If you’re determind to stop in 2005 here’s what you can do to give yourself the best possible start:

  • Name a quit date- No Smoking Day on Wednesday 9 March
  • Get some Nicotine Replacement Therapy such as patches or gum. It can double your chance of stopping and is available cheaply through your local Stop Smoking Service.
  • Write down all the reasons you want to stop and tape it to your fridge, to help you stay motivated
  • Enlist the support of friends, family and workmates. Think about quitting together and helping keep each other on track.
  • Avoid smoky bars and restaurants for a few days – they can undermine your will power.
  • Practise saying, "No thanks, I don't smoke."
  • Call Quit for free advice and support on 0800 00 22 88

From the moment you stop smoking your body begins the process of repair and immediately begins getting healthier.Stopping smoking will help reduce stress, make physical activity easier. improve your sense of taste and smell, improve your skin and you will not become tired as easily.

Remember, set the date for 9th March and stick to it.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about whether any of the proven drug treatments might suit you. Find out if there is a stop-smoking clinic near you and enlist the help of your friends and family. Change you life forever, stop smoking on Wednesday 9th March.

Allah (swt) tells us in the Holy Qur’an: "Do not kill (or destroy) yourselves for verily Allah (swt) has been most merciful to you" Al-Qur'an 4:29



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