“The hardest part is I think the habit. It’s breaking that habit of the first thing that you do when you get up in the morning is have a cup of tea and then you go and have your cigarette with your cup of tea.

…There’s so many positives to giving up smoking. There’s the money side of it, there’s the health side of it, you don’t feel like you’re embarrassed when you have to smoke. It’s just knowing that your body’s repairing itself the way it should do, without putting toxins into your body. So get help, don’t feel like a failure and just live life. Live life happily and fully.”

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All my family smoked, my friends smoked, my Dad was a smoker that was off and on all the time. Mum smoked all the time and just people that I was actually socialising with smoked as well, so, everyone that I was around was a smoker. I was one of these Claytons smokers that never gave up, you know, gave up, never gave up. A lot of my friends still smoke so it was just being in that circle, and just yeah pulling me back that way.

The hardest part is I think the habit. It’s breaking that habit of the first thing that you do when you get up in the morning is have a cup of tea, and then you go and have your cigarette with your cup of tea, so it’s getting that out of your head that the two don’t work.

I’ve always thought that I would be a failure if I had to go and get help, that it was my choice and I was strong enough to be able to do it on my own. I was strong enough to do it on my own but I always went back to it and that was the biggest thing. I don’t have that desire to actually go back and have a cigarette now and I do meditation which helps me out an awful lot as well.

It’s always there, there’s people that smoke, my friends smoke and my husband’s an off and on smoker who needs to give up smoking as well. If I asked him to stop smoking while he was at home, he would be fine he would do that, just out of respect, knowing full well that it’s harder for me because I’ve only just given up smoking. He knows that I would still, like ‘hmm maybe I would like to have one.’

There’s so many positives to giving up smoking. There’s the money side of it, there’s the health side of it, you don’t feel like you’re embarrassed when you have to smoke. It’s just knowing that your body’s repairing itself the way it should do, without putting toxins into your body so get help, don’t feel like a failure and just live life. Live life happily and fully.

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