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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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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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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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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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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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Steven's Story

March 10, 2017

I have one of my big commitments which is going to the gym, and obviously struggling all the time breathing...

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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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Michael's Story

April 12, 2017

I tried my first cigarette when I was about 13 and I started smoking full time when I was about 16, once I quit school and started working.

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Darleen's Story

April 4, 2017

My husband and myself decided to support each other and quit at the same time.

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Charlie's Story

March 31, 2017

This is probably the only time that I’ve really tried quitting, probably a year ago when I hit 40.

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