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no-smoking-day-2015January 12 2015

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is supporting the British Heart Foundation to encourage pharmacy staff to boost participation in No Smoking Day activities.

No Smoking Day falls on March 11 this year. In the run up to the day, smokers will be encouraged to see their pharmacist, GP or stop smoking advisor and stock up on smoking cessation aids including nicotine replacement products, so that they are ready to make a quit attempt.

The RPS and BHF would like to see pharmacies promoting smoking cessation products and local support services ahead of No Smoking Day to increase participation by patients.

Dr Mike Knapton, Associate Medical Director at the BHF, said: “Pharmacists play an integral role in preparing and supporting smokers during their quit journey.

“Supporting the campaign can be as easy as decorating reception areas and handing out leaflets. Engaging your patients on the subject might help them take the first step towards a smoke-free life.”

The theme of this year’s No Smoking Day is ‘Proud to be a Quitter’, and will feature ex-smokers highlighting the life-changing benefits of quitting.

Organisers’ packs, which include leaflets, posters and a handbook are available via the No Smoking Day website. Twitter users can use the hashtag #NoSmokingDay.

   
Links:

RPS statement

No Smoking Day website

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