Quit opportunities in smokers with comorbidities

Owen was initially drawn to the social aspect of smoking and after giving up when his children were young, he started smoking heavily again when life took a stressful turn.  As he got older he started visiting the doctors more and more but his smoking was never raised with him.   Eventually he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It hadn’t been caught soon enough. He had three months to live…

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Owen's widow continues to tell his story:


(This patient story is illustrative only and not based on an actual patient)

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A young Mum whose struggle with quitting takes its toll on both her health, social and family relationships.  Finally, a stroke is the wakeup call that drives her to seek the support of her GP to succeed and realise the benefits of a smoke free future, and a renewed bond with those she loves.

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Since quitting, Anita shares her experiences with school students:

(This patient story is illustrative only and not based on an actual patient)

PP-CHM-GBR-3261. May 2020

Forty three and a facilities manager from London, Dave loves watching the footy and spending time with his mates. With the support of his doctor and friends, he gave up smoking after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since giving up with the support of his doctor and friends, Dave has learnt that smoking didn’t define him, it was just something he used to do.

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Since quitting, Dave raises awareness at his football matches

(This patient story is illustrative only and not based on an actual patient)

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A bubbly character, who finds her ‘turning point’ when she loses her friend Michelle to the consequences of smoking and receives her own COPD diagnosis.  Successfully quitting with the support of her GP means she can go on to make the most of life, something her friend was denied.

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Since quitting, Grace helps others at a local support group

(This patient story is illustrative only and not based on an actual patient)

PP-CHM-GBR-3261. May 2020