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Quit Smoking Success Stories

People who have successfully quit tell their stories, including the ups and downs of the journey. We hope their experiences will help you on your quit journey.

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My name is Barb, and I have smoked for 40 years. I can't believe I have been an idiot for that long. I was instantly hooked the first...
My name is Barb, and I have smoked for 40 years. I can't believe I have been an idiot for that long. I was instantly hooked the first time I tried it at age 13, and eventually went from a casual smoker to realizing I wasn't able to quit. I have tried off and on over the years to quit and I did when I was pregnant, however the day I quit breastfeeding was the day I took up smoking again. Which is crazy!! I was recently diagnosed with COPD, and although I deserved the diagnosis, I was crushed. So now I have decided that is it, I'm done with smoking forever. I am grateful that my children and husband do not smoke and have never smoked. I have always been active and athletic which was something I planned on when I retire, however from being able to run 10km in less than an hour I have deteriorated to the point where I can barely run as I am unable to breathe. I hate myself for this and I just think what a waste
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Quitting during COVID
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