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Success stories and inspiration - Quit smoking
Read about a range of Quit stories here, from those who are now smoke-free. With the help of our stop smoking advisors, you can start your Quit journey today.
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Clonakilty man, Alan Lowney started smoking when he was a teenager. He smoked fifteen to twenty cigarettes a day for 27 years and more at the weekends.
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“The best advice I have is not to go it alone. Quitting can seem overwhelming but take it one day at a time and call the Quit Team or sign up for a Quit plan"
Knowing the difference between 'needing' a cigarette and 'wanting' a cigarette helped Edward Humphreys quit smoking for good. Read about his Quit journey here.
“Like most people I quit a couple of times. I enjoyed smoking to be honest, particularly when having a drink with friends" Read about Noels Quit journey here.
Reading about lung cancer motivated long term smoker Mary McInerney to contact Quit and end her addiction with cigarettes. Read about her Quit journey here.
"The best way to tackle quitting is day by day, remembering that you managed not to smoke the day before is a great incentive not to smoke today" says Mark.
"I felt I couldn’t live without them. From the first cigarette in the morning, before breakfast even, that set the pattern for the day." Read Sarah's story here
"Why did I quit? I got an offer I couldn’t refuse!" says Stephen, explaining what made him finally quit smoking after 46 years. Read about his Quit journey here
Learning to swim showed Michael Murphy the health benefits of ending his smoking habit and opened up a whole new life for him. Read about his Quit journey here.
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