What was your main reason for accessing the service?

I wanted to improve my health

Did you believe you could achieve 4 weeks Smokefree?

I was determinded due to my ill healh, I have been smoking for 62 years and had tried 2-3 times in the past.

Have you used stop smoking medication to help you quit?

I used patches and lozenges

How helpful did you find it?

Absolutely fantastic! They do help a lot. I used a lozenge straight

Apart from medication, what else helped you to quit and stay smokefree?

Medication has helped me a lot and the determination to stop due to my ill health

DId you visit the Yorkshire Smokefree Webpage?

No I haven't been on the website, I was advised by the GP to contact Yorkshire Smokefree directly

Has your health improved since you quit and if so, in what ways?

I feel it may be too early to tell if there has been improvement in my health just yet

Other than health, have you achieved anything since quitting that you couldn't do whilst smoking?

No, all is as normal.

Has the current lockdown helped with your quit or has this made quitting harder?

Not really made any difference

What have you found helpful accessing the service via the Telephone?

It was lovely to talk to Sarah each week, she has a lovely personality and she made me feel happy at each call. The encouragement was really helpful. I was happy with the telephone appointments, and would not have attended a group setting.

Having someone to talk to for 12 weeks until the stress was over, helped me enormously


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