Tracy

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Tracy is a staff member at Lupset who was a secret smoker, only smoking at work. As she only smoked a few cigarettes at work, she was really shocked to see her initial carbon monoxide reading of 30ppm! That was when we had the initial discussion about how she was smoking.

Tracy said she would always rush the cig as she was at work. She also inhaled really deeply on the cigarettes which our smokefree advisors explained would have a significant impact on her CO reading. How she was smoking plays a huge impact on the carbon monoxide reading as well as the amount smoked.

I felt the secrecy around my smoking was impacting on my social and personal life and was worried my children would find out. 

This is what Tracy had to say to us: "When I made the appointment to see Sally, I was somewhat apprehensive as a “secret smoker.” I wasn’t sure she would be able to help me or that I even wanted to 100% stop but I was horrified with my initial carbon monoxide reading of 30ppm. Sally gave me great insight and explained that as I rush my cigarettes, this impacted significantly on my CO reading. That was the final straw for me I was quitting. I felt the secrecy around my smoking was impacting on my social and personal life and was worried my children would find out.

 

Sally listened to my needs and prescribed lozenges and patches which really worked for me. Sally was great, she had the “human” touch and taught me how to ignore my “smokers brain”. Every week I met for what I classed as my counselling but actually, it was to meet up with Sally who was so full of enthusiasm I didn’t want to let her down as well as myself. I went away on a girls holiday and shared my lozenges with a couple of smokers stuck in the security queue with me!  14 weeks later I know it was the best thing I ever did, thank you Sally and Yorkshire Smoke-free!" 

 Sally was great, she had the “human” touch and taught me how to ignore my “smokers brain”. Every week I met for what I classed as my counselling but actually, it was to meet up with Sally who was so full of enthusiasm I didn’t want to let her down as well as myself.

Sally, her quit advisor was there for her every step of the way and made her experience worthwhile. Now being good friends, Sally is so proud of Tracey and wants to let everyone know that even as a secret smoker, the damage inside can be just as bad as someone who smokes consistently!
 
Well done Tracy for your fantastic success and to Sally for providing outstanding support! You have certainly made us proud!
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