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Dorothy's Story

November 12, 2021

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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Dan's Story

February 1, 2017

Recently, I had the flu and I was really struggling to breathe, especially at night.

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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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May 9, 2018

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July 24, 2018

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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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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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Sheree's Story

May 2, 2018

I started smoking when I was 12. My doctor told me that I had high cholesterol because of a genetic condition, and it was high enough that it could cause a stroke.

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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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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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