Karen's Story

March 24, 2017

I know now, like it’s taken a long time, that I can’t be that person that has one cigarette here and there because I’ll just go straight back to it and I refuse to be that person anymore.

Update from Levi

July 17, 2017

There are no rules saying how many times you must try to quit before you do for the last time.

Amanda's Story

When I quit smoking, I’d been down to the doctor, got a couple of patches.

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May 9, 2018

We put a call out for stories from WA locals who quit for their health.

Sheree's Story

I started smoking when I was 12. My doctor told me that I had high cholesterol because of a genetic condition, and it was high enough that it could cause a stroke.

Phil's Story

I gave up smoking in about 1993. When I had my last cigarette I know it was the last and I have never smoked since.

Dan's Story

Recently, I had the flu and I was really struggling to breathe, especially at night.

Kim's Story

I tried every technique there was to quit smoking. It turned out the only thing I did need was a good reason.

Liz's Story

I smoked from the age of 13 and quit aged 30. At my worst I smoked 60 ciggies a day.

Melissa's Story

I started smoking at about age 11 out of sheer peer pressure. It was something everybody did.

Levi's Story

April 21, 2017

I’ve got two kids and I go to the park and I can’t, I can’t breathe, I can’t run after them or I’m that mum at the park having a smoke and like, trying to hide…

Michael's Story

April 12, 2017

I tried my first cigarette when I was about 13 and I started smoking full time when I was about 16, once I quit school and started working.

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