“My motivation was my health” – Shaun’s story
17 Nov 2023
After being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, Shaun knew that he wanted to quit smoking for good.
“The challenge I faced was the urge to grab a cigarette, but I knew I had to quit completely for the sake of my health!
Stopping smoking was the most effective way to prevent Shaun’s health conditions from worsening.
“I have never tried to quit smoking before, so I didn’t really know what to expect from the sessions. I was nervous and apprehensive, until I met with my Health Coach, Marie. Marie made me feel comfortable and at ease and explained everything in detail.
“I chose a 25mg Invisi patch, along with 4mg Nicorette Gum when discussing Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with Marie. The NRT and gum helped me to quit, but it was the one-to-one sessions with my Health Coach that helped me to boost my confidence in quitting for good.
“I overcame these challenges by keeping busy and realising that it’s just a habit and a vicious circle that I must overcome.
“I found the service of great value and much needed and the one-to-one sessions with my coach were informative and a confidence boost, especially seeing the CO readings reduce from 38 to 3!”
“I’ve now been smoke free for five months! This is proof that it is possible to quit after 30 years of smoking. Stopping smoking has improved my confidence and life in general, my activity is improving, I can breathe much better and my family have been supportive.
“My goals are to stay smoke free, with the motivation I receive from my family, and to improve my health for myself and my family.”