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Southern Stop Smoking Service: Trevor Leigh

I’ve been smoking heavily for 45 years desperately wanting to give up but not knowing how. But recently with the support of the Southern Stop Smoking Service, a change in […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: Craig Leitch

- GoreI was smoking for more than 30 years and although I tried to stop a few times, it never lasted. I started at 18-years-old and back then, it was […]
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Whanau Ora: Shaun, 41

I had a rough upbringing with a father who was in and out of prison and a mother who wasn’t interested in me. I was placed into foster care but […]
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Whanau Ora, Gambling Harm, BFC+: Mark Jessett

I spent years gambling excessively and smoking methamphetamine to block out past trauma I hadn’t dealt with properly. But it was ruining my life and I couldn't see a way […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: Jeanette Tumohe

I started smoking when I was about 13-years-old. By the time I was 15 I was having a couple of smokes a day as well as four or five in […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: I Stopped Smoking Before It Was Too Late

After a 40-year smoking habit, I decided to stop before I’m unable to hold on to them anymore. Recently, I was diagnosed with MND (motor Neurone Disease), which means that […]
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