Jason was just 13 years old when he started smoking with his friends at school. After 20 years of smoking, Jason lost a close friend to him due to the impact smoking can have on your health. He then made the decision to seek advice from Yorkshire Smokefree. Here is what Jason had to say…
I started smoking when I was just 13 years old and continued to smoke for 20 years. Smoking was starting to have a massive impact on my health and financial status, and the final straw was when I lost a close friend to me due to the impact of smoking. That’s when I decided to seek some support from Yorkshire Smokefree, and I received one to one support alongside regular telephone support. The support I received was excellent, and they also advised me to try the Champix product, which was amazing and a huge help. Alongside products I also had an e-cig, chewing gum and ate lots of food which all helped loads!
Since I have quit my health has improved significantly! I have joined the gym, and I also go swimming and running regularly. I feel so free since I stopped smoking and that smoking no longer dominates my life. Since I have stopped, I have saved around £600 and plan to go to Benidorm next year!
If I could go back, I would never pick up a cig, and I’d tell everyone to give it up and gain your life back. My life has changed for the better since giving up. Here’s to a healthy life!
If you feel inspired by Jason's story and would like support in quitting smoking, register for a call back at: https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/pages/callback-request