Success stories

"I quit for my daughter"

Brendan, 37, got help from his local stop smoking service.

He had been smoking since he was 18, but he was finding it tough to keep up with his young daughter in the park and decided it was time to quit. Brendan found out about Smokefree and the local stop smoking services on offer, so he decided to give it a try.

From the start he found that having the "emotional support ... of guys all looking to give up in various ways but all looking to do the same thing - and that was stay off cigarettes" was a "massive help".

It's a great feeling for Brendan when he sees that his daughter is happy because he has successfully quit smoking for good: "Going back to smoking isn't an option for me because I want to be able to keep up with her; I want to be able to see her grow up. It's a daily reminder that I have no intention of going back to smoking at all."

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