Congratulations to Robert who kicked the habit after suffering from COPD, we caught up with him to see how he found the experience.
What was your main reason for accessing the service?
Mainly health reasons, I've had a bad chest for many years now and suffer from COPD. I couldn't breathe properly so I needed to quit!
Did you believe you could achieve 4 weeks smokefree?
I wasn't sure I would definitely do it, but I was willing to give it a go. I thought I'm just going to try it and see what happens, as I needed to do something quickly.
Have you used stop smoking medication to help you quit?
I used patches and an inhalator. The inhalator helped me feel like I'd have a cigarette as it gave me that feeling in the back of my throat.
Apart from medication, what else helped you quit and stay smokefree?
Mainly just positive thinking! After the first few days without a cigarette, I grew in confidence and realised that I could do it and there was no point going back after that.
Has your health improved since you quit and if so, in what ways?
My breathing is much better - I used to wheeze all the time and now the wheezing has completely gone, even within the first few days. I can't stop eating either since I got my appetite back! I look much healthier since I've put some weight back on.
Other than health, have you achieved anything since quitting that you couldn't do whilst smoking?
Financially I am much better off and I've bought loads of new things since quitting!
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