You can read personal success stories below or see what advice they have for other people who are trying to quit in our videos.
Carole Lee came to Yorkshire Smokefree Rotherham for support and encouragement to kick the habit. She was aware of the health problems linked to smoking and wanted to stop before it was too late.
John had been smoking for 10 years. To protect the health of his children and grandchildren, he’d already made his own personal smoke-free areas by banning himself from smoking inside his house or in his car.
Ann had reached a point in her life where she knew she had been smoking too many cigarettes for too long. She saw that she could no longer walk up stairs without getting out of breath or walking a short distance, and didn’t want to feel like she was limiting her own life. Recently she began to suffer from chest pains which made her want to cut out cigarettes for good.
When Charlotte decided to quit smoking, she wanted to know that she wasn’t on her own. She joined Kirklees Smokefree’s evening support group at Dewsbury Health Centre so that she could go through her own quitting experience alongside other people in the same situation.
For the past few months, Clint has been suffering from COPD. After he realised he was restricted from activities that used to be part of his daily routine he decided it was time to make a change.
Maureen stepped into our Doncaster quit shop when she was in the town centre one afternoon and decided to see how Yorkshire Smokefree could help her. As a sufferer of COPD, her doctors had been advising her to quit for a while.
Like most quitters, Margaret has had several unsuccessful attempts to stop smoking for good in the past. She decided that some extra support would give her a boost that she needed to keep going in the long term, and that’s when she came to Yorkshire Smokefree.
Our Wakefield team are very proud of quitter Susan who is a whopping 115 days smoke-free after trying to stay quit for good over the past few years. All that determination really paid off in the end!
Three sisters have made the decision to quit together after contracting a smoking related disease, which affects up to a quarter of all smokers. Christine, Shirley and Florence decided enough was enough after chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) left them with breathing difficulties and frequent chest infections.
For most of her life, 65 year old Kathleen smoked 20 roll-up cigarettes a day. Since she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her whole family was worried about what continuing the habit would do to her health.