Updated: 14/02/18 : 07:36:23
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Ash Wednesday - National No Smoking Day

Saving money, smelling better and being more attractive are just some of the benefits of quitting smoking.

Today is National No Smoking Day
- with the HSE encouraging people to take the first steps in giving up.

Their website - Quit.ie - has support, advice and an online quit plan.

Martina Blake from the HSE says they want to highlight the most effective ways of quitting.

She said: "We know from the evidence that using the right medication and using counselling support services you are four times more likely to quit.