Steve B

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What was your reason for stopping smoking?

I had a lung health check and it showed emphysema. I wanted to see my grandchildren grow up, I didn't want to die young.

Have you stopped smoking previously?

I did years ago but went back to smoking.

Before your first appointment, did you believe you would be successful?

I didn't think I would no. At one time I used to smoke over 20 cigarettes a day, even more at the weekends. This last couple of years it's been more and more expensive, so I changed to rolling my own. 

Did you use stop smoking medication to help you quit?

Yes, I used the inhalator instead of the patches I didn't want to use them. The inhalator worked really well for me. 

Apart from medication, what else helped you to quit and stay smoke free?

I kept thinking about my grandkids growing up and thinking positive. 

What do you like the most about being a non-smoker?

I can breathe a lot better and feel better, plus I am saving a lot of money. 

Has your health improved since your quit and if so, in what ways?

Yes, in a lot of ways.