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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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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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Liz's Story

February 4, 2015

I always knew that I shouldn’t smoke, that smoking could kill me but cigarettes were my best friend; the best friend you trust with your life and...

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Liz's Story

July 7, 2014

I was sick and tired of being smelly all the time and the cost was getting too much.

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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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Liz's Story

July 7, 2014

I smoked from the age of 13 and quit aged 30. At my worst I smoked 60 ciggies a day.

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Melissa's Story

July 7, 2014

I started smoking at about age 11 out of sheer peer pressure. It was something everybody did.

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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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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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Cheryl's Story

March 3, 2017

It’s breaking that habit of the first thing that you do when you get up in the morning is have a cup of tea and then you go and have your cigarette with your cup of tea.

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Daniel's Story

February 17, 2017

It was pretty scary once I realised that I couldn’t actually go a whole day without it.

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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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