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Matthew O’Donoghue At the age of 30 decided it was time to stop smoking and take back control.
I am 30 years old and I started smoking when I was roughly 18.
Michael Purtill extinguishes a 20-year smoking addiction
I was a smoker for 20 years, but thanks to the QUIT service for the last 100 days I can call myself an ex-smoker
Follow Leader Stefano Sweetman on RTE’s Operation Transformation
Stefano Sweetman from Co Tipperary is hoping to quit smoking after 20 years.
Tony Conlon – How I quit smoking
My name is Tony Conlon and I was a smoker. I started smoking when I was about 12 or 13 years old as it was the thing to do at the time.
Meet the Quit Leaders for 2021
Our Quit leaders will share their stories to help inspire and encourage others to join them on the journey to becoming smoke-free. Our 11 would-be quitters will show how important support is when giving up smoking and the services offered by the HSE Quit programme.
Getting help to quit makes a big difference
“My determination was a big difference this time. I also thought this was a chance to take something positive from a stressful situation. I used the Quit service and that really helped. I had regular check in calls with a Quit advisor for the first few weeks and I recently had my three month check in call.”
If you Quit smoking for 28 days you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good
The HSE Quit service has launched a new advertising campaign with the message that if you quit smoking for 28 days you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.
The support of the Quit team helped Amanda stop smoking
“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"
Edward quit smoking after 20 years
Knowing the difference between 'needing' a cigarette and 'wanting' a cigarette helped Edward Humphreys quit smoking for good. Read about his Quit journey here.
Better health was a big win for Noel when he quit smoking
“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.
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