Success stories

"I can exercise much longer at the gym now"

Mario, 51, had been smoking for 30 years before he went Smokefree, alongside his colleagues. His local NHS stop smoking service offered to run a group session in his workplace so that Mario and the partners and staff at his catering business could support each other to break the addiction. The group sessions had a 100% success rate and Mario and his team were delighted.

Mario has noticed a wide range of changes since giving up for good: "I'm able to taste, smell - all my senses seem heightened. I can also exercise much longer at the gym now. Although social gatherings were initially the hardest time to resist the urge to reach for a cigarette, now I feel a real sense of freedom."

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