Congratulations to David for successfully kicking the habit after having open heart surgery and being told he would only have 2 years to live unless her quit smoking for good, so with the support and guidance of Yorkshire Smokefree he is now one year smoke-free! We chatted to David about his experiences with us.
What was your main reason for accessing the service?
My main reason for quitting was due to me having open-heart surgery.
Did you believe you could achieve 4 weeks smokefree?
Have you used medication to help you quit?
I started off with patches initially, but then managed to drop them pretty early on! I was very highly motivated. I found the patches really helpful at the beginning.
Aside from medication, what else motivated you to stay smokefree?
My biggest motivation was my surgery, I was so determined to quit for good.
Has your health improved since you quit and if so, in what ways?
Yes, so much! I am no longer wheezing or coughing and I overall feel great.
Other than health, have you achieved anything since quitting that you couldn't do whilst smoking?
I just feel so much happier in myself! I am so glad I quit for good.
What have you found helpful accessing the service via the telephone?
The service Yorkshire Smokefree have provided has been brilliant and so helpful! Not having to travel around was a massive help also and made it very practical.
If you feel inspired to by David’s story and would like support in quitting, click the link to register for a Callback Request from our team today.