Dorothy's Story

What put me off the smoking... I looked after my brother, he had lung cancer and he had half his lung taken off. I cared for him for 8 years.

Doreen's Story

I guess I’d just like to say that it definitely wasn’t an easy thing to do, I made several attempts and it's all about getting the nicotine out of your body so if people can work through that, also the knowledge from the health information on what damage it does.

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Kay's Story

October 29, 2021

I promised my Dad, and then he passed on, so I sort of made the commitment for him.

Fixing a habit

July 3, 2020

Micky appeared in our 2017 From Every Quitter campaign and is back to reflect on the benefits he's experienced since quitting in the hope of inspiring others.

Rebecca's Story

I would smoke more to not be depressed, and then be more depressed because I was smoking. And that was just a vicious, vicious cycle.

John's Story

October 11, 2017

Because I love playing sport, people automatically think it's the reason I stopped smoking, but that wasn't it.

Graham's Story

February 24, 2017

It’s a long journey but the kids are starting to notice the difference slowly. Yeah even myself, I’m feeling a lot more closer to my kids too.

Johnna's Story

April 28, 2017

If I carried on smoking I was killing myself, I know I was, I could feel it in my lungs.

Dee's Story

Every night I would need my Ventolin, wake up all night wheezing and finding it hard to breathe.

Tracie's Story

I have a mental illness. I have bipolar and I’m a mum and a grandma, and I’m a reformed smoker.

Liz's Story

I gave up 7 years ago. One of my reasons was that I had a very bad dose of the flu and couldn't breathe.

Britney's Story

If I did get sick from smoking, it would have taken a big toll on my family.

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