Previous smoking habit
20-30 cigarettes a week
Kim's Quit Smoking Story
"I really think that my mental health has benefited by me quitting smoking"
What was my smoking habit
I struggled with mental health issues lots when I was younger. I didn’t really have a solid support system I felt a bit lost, I needed a vice to turn to that was there, and unfortunately that was smoking.
My reason to quit smoking
My Grandad who has been an idol to me my entire life has always been heavily against smoking and I never ever wanted to disappoint him.
Benefits of quitting smoking
I really feel free, because it's this thing that you get tied to for so long and you get grouchy and tired and irritable.
I really feel like a weight has been lifted off me in every walk of my life.
My top tips to quit smoking
It was definitely a lot easier when you’ve got a support system, because it kind of pushes you forward, like you don’t want to disappoint them as well as yourself.
Replace the smoking with a positive thing that you’ve wanted to do. Finding happy things in your life rather than negative.