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21 Jun, 2016

Cigs nearly killed me

I used to smoke 35 cigs a day and had a heart attack at 59 (and cardiac arrest).


21 Jun, 2016

Thought I was going to die

I had smoked for along time, since I was 15 years old. I got sick in 2010 with breast cancer and...

21 Jun, 2016

Bad luck made good

I was admitted to hospital towards the end of 2015 in severe respiratory distress - in fact I...

21 Jun, 2016

My last gasp

I was 49,a very heavy smoker, 50 to 70 cigs a day. I stopped immediately one day - yes, just...

15 Jun, 2016

My journey

I gave up smoking 6 weeks ago and I am happy that I did! I am proud of myself too, as I had been...

15 Jun, 2016

Give it up

I smoked for 44 years and did not think I would ever be successful in giving up; as I had tried...

9 Jun, 2016

Stop smoking mate

I used to smoke a 40 pack a day and then I quit and I feel way better now!

Since I have...

9 Jun, 2016

Don't judge me

I have been on Champix for 14 weeks now and smokefree for about 7 of those weeks! People are...

9 Jun, 2016

80's smoker

I've been smoking since I was very young -  5 a day for the past 10 years and I'm still...

2 Jun, 2016

I didn't want to die at 50

I started as a casual smoker at 16, then became a heavy smoker at 21. I started having asthma...

25 May, 2016

I got a Harley

I have been smokefree for 1 year and 304 days. I quit using a variety of methods as this was IS...

25 May, 2016

Focus on a better you!

I started when I was 20. Not sure why - I held onto the packet for a week until I was with a...

25 May, 2016

I feel well

I've haven't had a cigarette for 2 years and eight months. The first month was difficult, but it...

19 May, 2016

I want to live

I have smoking every since I was a teenager, not knowing it was a mental illness issue. I...

19 May, 2016

Feeling so good!

I gave up smoking 4 years after numerous attempts! It worked 4th time I tried. It was...

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