“I was smoking 20 a day for 49 years and now I’m 4 months Smokefree. I decided to quit mainly because of my health, it is a very expensive way of killing myself!
The first week of quitting was hard because I still had cigarettes in the house, but once they were gone it got easier. As the weeks passed, I found myself not wanting to smoke. I don’t even think about cigarettes anymore. Attending the Belle Vale session weekly has also helped massively as my advisor Sarah gave lots of good advice. I also used the patch and lozenge to help me quit.
The benefits I have found since quitting smoking are;
1) My health has improved.
2) I have more money in my purse.
3) I don’t smell of cigarette smoke.
4) My family, especially my grandchildren are really proud of me.
If you want to quit, give it a go. It isn’t easy at first but the NRT does work and takes your cravings away. Put some money away each week and at the end of the month you will be surprise how much you have saved.”
Cathy quit smoking with the support of our Smokefree Liverpool service, you can find out more about our Smokefree and Smokefreelife services by clicking here.