Simon’s Story

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Simon made the decision he wanted to quit smoking and  contacted Smokefree North Somerset in April 2023. He had two goals when he came to our Smokefree drop-in:

1 Give up smoking

2 Go on holiday with the money saved from quitting.

Simon quit smoking on the 26th April 2023, ‘I used the patches and mouth spray. Both of which I found to be extremely helpful’. With the support of his family and our smoking cessation advisor he has managed to stay smoke free and saved himself £1800!

Simon received financial benefit of quitting smoking but also noticed other improvements too… ‘Feeling much more healthy. I.E Breathing better less coughing, the amount of money saves and fresh smelling clothes’.

Not only did Simon reach is first goal of quitting smoking but he also managed to achieve his second goal to go on holiday…’I have used the money I have saved to fund a months holiday abroad. This was my goal as part of quitting. Set a day when you want to stop. Do not be scared of asking for more support if you need it’.

Simon’s tip for quitting smoking is: ‘Do not feel scared to try, think of your health plus the health of those close to you. Think of the money you can save, set yourself small goals to start with’.

Well done Simon! 👏

If you are interested in quitting smoking we have face-to-face and telephone appointments available.

Contact us

📞 01275 546744

📧 smokefree@northsomerset.gov.uk