Archive for category: Smoking
02
March
2020

                    Make March Your Month to Quit

                  A total of 1,430 people decided to quit during last year’s No Smoking Month using stop smoking services across Northern Ireland. The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are now urging thousands more to stub out their cigarettes and ‘Make March Your Month to...

27
February
2020

Tony quit smoking after 40 years

Tony Spence (54), a procurement manager from Belfast, is married to Martine and has a grown-up daughter. He started smoking when he was 14 in 1979. He used the Cancer Focus NI workplace stop smoking service last year and is smoke free at last. He says: “I started smoking because it was cool and I wa...

27
February
2020

Lee is proud to be a quitter

Lee Foster, from Belfast, works at Veolia. With help from Cancer Focus NI he had finally stopped smoking.  He says: “I’ve tried many times to stop this horrible habit over the years and maybe got three or four days in before giving up with the same thought in my head, ‘If I can stop for four d...

27
February
2020

Make March your month to quit

Gillian Wright (48), from Belfast, is a carer for her husband as he goes through treatment for bowel cancer. She stopped smoking over three months ago with the help of a Cancer Focus NI stop smoking specialist. She says: “I’d been smoking since I was 12 years old. I started because that’s what my fr...

27
February
2020

Kate kicked the habit after 41 years

Kate Pickering (53), from west Belfast, has a 23 year old daughter and works in the community sector. She smoked for 41 years, starting at the age of 12. To help her quit she started up a support group for others. She says: “For me, as with many people, smoking was something you and your peers tried...