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Lauren’s story

Lauren, from North Yorkshire, used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day but has been smoke-free for 6 weeks (as of August 2020)

I used to smoke 20 cigarettes per day. When I found out I was pregnant I cut right down but struggled to quit completely. 

My midwife put me in touch with Living Well Smokefree, and I used the 14mg nicotine patches as well as the nicotine-replacement chewing gum. They have been fantastic. 

I now don't really think about smoking at all. I am really happy with the service. Emily, my advisor, has been fantastic and really easy to contact. 

After my partner went back to work after being furloughed I struggled a bit. I contacted Emily, we decided to increase my patches back to 14mg and I tried an inhalator, within two days I had a new voucher to be collected from the pharmacy. 

I am really happy with the service and would highly recommend.

I wanted to give up permanently not just during pregnancy and I feel like the service has really helped me to do that so thank you!  

Living Well Smokefree (North Yorkshire)
Phone: 01609 797272
Email: stop.smoking@northyorks.gov.uk

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