No Smoking Day is observed every year on the second Wednesday of March. It was celebrated on 8 March this year.
This day was started significantly to make people aware about the ill effects of smoking and help them to quit it on time. Quitting smoking requires a lot of dedication and motivation as people who smoke regularly get addicted to it. If they stop smoking, their body reacts in such a way that they crave tobacco.
United Kingdom noticed that people in the country are getting addicted to smoking. This day was celebrated for the first time in 1984. Earlier, it was celebrated on the first Wednesday of March as it began on Ash Wednesday. However, with time, it shifted to the second Wednesday. Now, it is celebrated as an annual event throughout the United Kingdom and other countries as well.