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Southern Stop Smoking Service: Smoking Is Antisocial

​I started smoking when I was about 15 because it looked cool and I felt so grown up. Unfortunately, the moment I had my first cigarette, I became addicted. As […]
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Gambling Harm: It Was My Second Job, But I Was Making No Money

A few years ago, I won big at the horse races. Really big. It was thrilling and exciting and I came home on cloud nine. I’d won $13,000 – a […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: I Stopped Smoking & Started Jogging

I started smoking when I was 18 because everyone did it. I really took to it like a fish to water and have been smoking about 20 a day ever […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: It's A Whole New Me

Having suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for years, I always used to think smoking helped to relieve some of the constant tension and anxiety I was living with. I was […]
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Iwi Community Panel: The Iwi Community Panel Changed My Way Of Thinking

A combination of factors including driving under the influence of a substance led to me being charged with careless use of a motor vehicle. A conviction would have meant a […]
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