30 years of smoking stubbed out!

Published at 17 March, 2015.

30 years of smoking stubbed out!

A few weeks ago, Melvyn called one of our advisers unsure what of the next step to quitting smoking. After lighting up for 30 years, he felt it was time for him to squash his habit for good. Melvyn couldn’t attend any of our local sessions due to his work schedule so decided to use our telephone service to aid his quit. Since then, he has never looked back.

Well done on becoming smoke-free, Melvyn!

Our call-in quitter started smoking when he was only 15 years old. Recently he had felt that smoking was only having a negative impact on his life which he felt was unnecessary. One particular reason for quitting he told us was that he didn’t feel ‘clean’ when he smoked; quitting for Melvyn meant feeling physically healthier which is exactly what ended up happening for him.

Melvyn has told us that quitting smoking has greatly improved his lifestyle. He is enjoying having more energy and doesn’t know why he didn’t quit sooner!

Being able to use our telephone service during his quit was a big help for Melvyn. He told us he found our advisers

“absolutely brilliant.” The accessibility of being able to fit his telephone appointments around his schedule and be called from the comfort of his home made the support much easier for Melvyn. 

He had at least one 15 minute call every week so he had the opportunity to ask any questions he had and to talk about how the week had been going. We also encouraged Melvyn to call whenever he needed to talk to somebody - no matter how small the subject.

We met Melvyn face to face after his final telephone appointment to give him a carbon monoxide reading and a smoke-free certificate in our Doncaster quit shop. He told us he is really proud to have stopped smoking - and so are we.

You’ve been very dedicated throughout your quit Melvyn, congratulations! 

If you want to quit smoking with the support of Yorkshire Smokefree using our telephone service then please call 0800 612 0011 or visit http://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/referrals/new to request a call back.

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