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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.

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Dorothy's Story

January 1, 2012

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.

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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.

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Dee's Story

June 18, 2018

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

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Tracie's Story

October 2, 2016

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

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Melissa's Story

September 1, 2014

My someone who was my inspiration to stop smoking is my 5 year old son.

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Steven's Story

March 10, 2017

I have one of my big commitments which is going to the gym, and obviously struggling all the time breathing...

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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.

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Tarryn's Story

February 10, 2017

When I got really, really, really sick with pneumonia I almost died, and it was a bit of a wakeup call.

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Update from Johnna

June 2, 2017

Above all, the proudest moment for me is my children’s response. I know I have inspired them to live healthier.

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Update from Daniel

June 30, 2017

I truly believe it is a something I will struggle with for a while. I still find myself daydreaming and reminiscing about cigarettes.

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