World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. HOLD YOUR BREATH! The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has decided the World Asthma Day will be May 5 every year from now on! But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we […]

Stop Smoking Day

What is No Smoking Day? An annual awareness day in the UK, No Smoking Day was founded by a charity of the same name and first took place on Ash Wednesday in 1984. The date was then changed to the second Wednesday in March. The purpose of No Smoking Day is to campaign for greater […]

World TB Day

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that […]

World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day (WAD) (May 5, 2021) is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA) (, a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993. WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. This year’s World Asthma Day theme is “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”. The theme provides a call to action to […]

International Nurses Day

Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses, International Nurses Day celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. The date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Alongside the encouragement of a fully deserved congratulations owed to nurses, the organisation also […]

World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. The Member States of the World […]

World Lung Day

World Lung Day (WLD), 25 September, is a day for lung health advocacy and action, an opportunity for us all to unite and promote better lung health globally. Taking care of our lungs is now more important than ever. So, this year on 25 September, we will be asking the world to ‘care for your […]


What is Stoptober? Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs […]

World COPD Day

World COPD is an annual event which takes place on the second or third Wednesday in November. It is organised by the 'Global initiative for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease' (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of COPD around the world. To find out more go to the GOLD website or visit the website of the British Lung Foundation (BLF)

No Smoking Day 2022

9th March is No Smoking Day next year and ASH along with Breathe 2025, Fresh, GM Health and Care Partnership, Stop Smoking London, and the British Thoracic Society are producing materials to support organisations to engage with smokers. We see No Smoking Day as the start of a month of engagement and are asking organisations […]