Yorkshire Smokefree Kirklees advisors Stephanie and Farai held a health event at Fox’s Biscuit Factory last week, promoting our service to staff and giving information about our 12 week support program.
They also asked people to share their ‘quit stories’ for a chance to win a tour and tickets to a Huddersfield Town football match. Congratulations to Linda Pickering who was voted the winner!
Take a look at her quit story below:
Linda had been a smoker for 30 years. She managed to stop for 5 of them but relapsed due to peer pressure. She then decided to seek help from her local stop smoking service and has now been successfully quit for 18 months! Linda attended group sessions in her area so she could get extra support to break the addiction and has since noticed a wide range of changes due to giving up for good. She said:
I'm able to taste and smell again - all my senses seem heightened. I can also exercise much longer at the gym now. Although social gatherings were initially the hardest time to resist the urge to reach for a cigarette, now I feel a real sense of freedom.
Well done Linda. We hope you have a great time at the match!View all