Congratulations to Jane from Calderdale for successfully kicking the habit during the lockdown, boosting her health and saving money with the support and guidance of Yorkshire Smokefree. She shared her experience with us:
Recently whilst enjoying a coffee with my sister, me with my Nicotine Inhalator and Patch and her with her cigarette’s, I watched my sister, cough splutter and gasp for air with every puff and thought to myself, that was only me last September.
I had realised that my health had deteriorated since returning back to smoking, my breathing was very much like my sister’s is today, I would even struggle to breathe when attempting to reach the top of my stairs and would often need to stop midway.
I have accessed Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale many times over the years and value their support. I have continued to stay in service even though I have completed the program. I made the decision to remain on both the Nicotine Inhalator and patch as a way of maintaining my quit, which in turns supports my good health.
My long-term plan is to stop using nicotine-based products altogether but for now, I am just happy that I can breathe and maintain my quit that I established on the 10th October 2020.
I never tell anyone to stop smoking as it’s something they must decide for themselves, if I am asked, I would always recommend that people seek support and access service where possible.
For me having someone to speak with about my quit really helps me stay focused and currently smokefree.
If you feel inspired to by Jane's story and would like support in quitting, click the link to register for a Callback Request from our team today.