Tracie's Story

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

Britney's Story

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

Liz's Story

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...

Liz's Story

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

Kim's Story

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

Liz's Story

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

Melissa's Story

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

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…

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.

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.

Daniel's Story

February 17, 2017

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

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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