Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Military No Smoking Day in the UK!

Today is probably a good day to speak very gently to our troops. From the MoD:

It's Military No Smoking Day

A Defence Policy and Business news article

9 Mar 11

Today is No Smoking Day and military personnel across the UK and overseas are being encouraged to join thousands of British smokers in attempting to quit.

Yeovilton personnnel promoting No Smoking Day

Personnnel at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton promote No Smoking Day
[Picture: LA(Phot) Vicki Benwell, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

An event taking place at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is typical of many happening across the UK today.

The dental and medical teams together with the physical training staff at the air station are trying to help smokers stamp out the habit as nearly a million people in the UK attempt to quit.

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness campaign aimed at smokers who want to stop. The campaign hopes to trigger quit attempts by highlighting all the benefits of stopping and the most effective sources of help available.

Military No Smoking Day has shown itself year after year to be a cost-effective way of helping Service personnel stop smoking.

Two-thirds of military personnel who smoke would like to stop and, by using No Smoking Day, many have successfully done so.

Today is the 28th No Smoking Day campaign and the 11th Military No Smoking Day....

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