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Kay's Story

October 1, 2021

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

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Doreen's Story

November 12, 2021

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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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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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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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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Sherrii's Story

October 18, 2016

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

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Levi's Story

April 21, 2017

I’ve got two kids and I go to the park and I can’t, I can’t breathe, I can’t run after them or I’m that mum at the park having a smoke and like, trying to hide…

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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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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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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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