Real life stories from people like you, talking about their quitting journey. 

You are not alone. You can learn a lot from others who have quit smoking.  Think about the ways these former smokers were able to stay smokefree. They might give you valuable tips to include in your quit plan.

Your Success Stories

"Accept as much of the support as possible. Quit as soon as possible, take control and own it."

After suffering a major heart attach John knew it was time to quit and here’s how he successfully become smoke free.

"I was all the more determined to remain smoke free after seeing my baby on the scan."

When Heidi saw her baby on the ultrasound she knew she would never smoke again.

“I’m a non-smoker now and I’m never going back.”


As Tristan was become increasingly breathless he knew it was time to stop.

"I used distraction techniques like colouring and gardening to help me quit"

Sarah was pregnant when she quit smoking through our Swap to Stop Programme. A firm believer in distraction techniques to help ward off cravings.


“Think about the money you will save, it is a lot of money."

 Rhian was delighted at how much more disposable income she had after quitting.  She felt guilty about how much more she could have bought for her children if she wasn’t buying tobacco.


"I feel like I have so much more energy now. I go for three running sessions a week."

Nick was determined to be as healthy as he could be for his new daughter. Now that he has become smoke free he feels energized with no more coughing and breathlessness.

“I am significantly less breathless and can cycle further without stopping to catch my breath."

Darren feels so much fitter now that he has become smoke free and loves that his sense of taste and smell have returned once again.


"Whenever I felt like having a cigarette I would read to my child. We both loved it"

Kirsty successfully become smokefree with the aid of Champix. She used enjoyable distraction techniques to jolt her mindset whenever she craved a cigarette.

“Wherever I went I felt like I stank of cigarette smoke!”

Being the only smoker in her family and place of work, Nicola became increasingly self-conscious about the lingering smell of cigarette smoke that clung to her.