"I had tried to quit numerous times without success. I was sick and tired of being smelly all the time and the cost was getting too much. I also had a horrible cough that was keeping me awake at night.

I finally decided to quit after a long term relationship had just ended and I wanted an entire new start and direction in my life. There was no more room for cigarettes. I’ve now been smoke-free for nearly 20 short months.

Since giving up I have more money, have travelled overseas numerous times, bought a house, learnt how to ride a motorbike and bought a bike."

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