Congratulations to Debra on her successful quit journey! It's important to have someone who reminds you that you are doing great with stopping smoking and sometimes that person can be your smokefree advisor!
What was your main reason for accessing the service?
It was financial, I noticed I was spending more and more on cigarettes each week.
Did you believe you could achieve 4 weeks smokefree?
Yes, I was very determined.
Have you used stop smoking medication to help you quit?
Yes and I found it exceedingly helpful.
Apart from medication, what else helped you to quit and stay smokefree?
I had a fixed goal in mind that I wanted to achieve.
Has your health improved since you quit and if so, in what ways?
I'm not using my Ventolin inhaler as often but the real test of that will come with the summer and hotter weather.
Other than smoking, have you achieved anything since quitting that you couldn't do whilst smoking?
I have been able to buy concert tickets for this August and have started saving towards the travel/hotel/concert and souvenir costs.
Has the current lockdown helped you with your quit or has this made quitting harder?
I don't think it's made any difference to me.
What have you found helpful accessing the service via the Telephone?
Having someone to keep syaing "Well done" or "keep going" and other such encouraging things. As well as picking up tips on how to stay focused.