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Everyone is different, but no matter who you are you can find a way to quit smoking. Browse through our real life quit smoking stories to find out how ex-smokers have kicked the habit.

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23 Apr, 2015

Creatures of Habit

I have been a pack-a-day smoker for 28 years.

I had 2 previous attempts to quit on...

23 Apr, 2015

It's hard and you will get cranky, but you can feel much better

I started my quit attempt cold turkey about a week ago. It has been difficult, however, I've...

17 Apr, 2015

Day 3 today

Today is my 3rd day of quitting. 

8 Apr, 2015

I was hopelessness addicted but never stopped trying to quit

I started smoking age 14. Mostly this was an experimental stage. I wanted to be liked and...

7 Apr, 2015

Finally this time....

I was a smoker for 56 years and loved every one of them. I buried my head in the sand or changed...

7 Apr, 2015

Age and class

I am 27 years old and started smoking at the age of 18. At it's worst, I smoked a pack a day at...

7 Apr, 2015

Repeat Quitter

A couple years ago after quitting approximately four times for about a month each time; I made a...

27 Mar, 2015

My friend the cigarette

I'm soon to be 50 years old and a single mother of a 10 year old. At 14 I wanted to be part of...

19 Mar, 2015

Took for ever but think I'll do it this time.

I started smoking at 14 I'm now 57, and have been smoke free for 6 weeks now - and I am doing...

16 Mar, 2015

Smoking really can kill

I had smoked since I was 12 years old. I was never a heavy smoker.

13 Mar, 2015

My journey

Although I am young, I started smoking at the age of 17 due to bullying in school - with the...

13 Mar, 2015

It just clicked

One night after work drinks I arrived home and to my dismay discovered I had an empty packet of...

10 Mar, 2015

Not a quitter a no smoker

I am 60 years old and started smoking at 11 and seriously at 15. I first stopped at 31 with...

10 Mar, 2015

Stop... hammer time!

I have had a flu/cold for a few days now and have finally realised the damage smoking is doing...

18 Feb, 2015

Don't think so much

I am a 53 years old woman and have been smoking since I was 16 years old. I had four children...

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