Experts Weigh In On National No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day

Don’t attempt to quit smoking on your own is the message from the HSE on National No Smoking Day.

Half of people who smoke will die from a related illness – and this week alone, over 100 people will die as a result of smoking.

Ash Wednesday is the day which people traditionally use to try and kick the habit.

Dr. Paul Kavanagh from the HSE says that if a smoker decides to quit, they’ll feel the benefits almost instantly.

Meanwhile, the Irish Heart Foundation says supporting smokers who are quitting is key to success.

Chris Macey – Head of Advocacy at the organisation – believes a good network of people around a smoker can prove crucial.