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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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Kay's Story

January 1, 2012

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

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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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Rebecca's Story

January 20, 2016

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.

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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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Liz's Story

September 7, 2018

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.

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Britney's Story

February 1, 2017

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

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Amanda's Story

February 1, 2017

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

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Phil's Story

January 4, 2014

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.

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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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Sherrii's Story

October 18, 2016

After smoking for 12 years I quit for the health of my children.

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Kim's Story

October 1, 2013

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

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