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Celebrating 15 years smoke free!

15 years ago today I smoked my very last cigarette. At the time, I didn’t know it would be my last one. I hoped it would be but didn’t feel certain, after all, every other quit attempt during my 20 years of smoking had failed. Why would this one be any different? But it was different. For the first time …

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Counting the Benefits of Smoking

The benefits of smoking are as follows: 1. None 2. Nil 3. Zero 4. Nothing! The truth is, there really are absolutely no benefits to smoking whatsoever! As a 20 year smoker I’d been led to believe that smoking relaxed me, relieved my stress and helped me enjoy social occasions more. I truly believed that I enjoyed smoking and that …

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Latest smoking statistics show tobacco usage on rise

Smoking statistics from the ABS’ latest national accounts show an increase in tobacco expenditure for the last four consecutive quarters since December 2016. A year on year increase of 2.6% in December 2017 equals a $4bn spend or a huge $16bn spend on tobacco products for the year. These figures don’t take into account the additional spend on illegal black …

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How To Give Up Smoking Even If You’re Not Quite Ready

Have you ever wondered how to give up smoking, even though you feel that now might not be the best time? Is it even possible? The answer is yes, absolutely it’s possible, providing you have the correct information to begin with. Let’s look at this question another way. Do you want to be a smoker for the rest of your …

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Smoking Band-Aids Do Not Address The Real Issue

PACKING in smoking makes you live longer, reduces your chance of getting cancer, and can even boost your sex life… but despite that millions of people every year struggle to kick the addiction. “Smokers become hooked on cigarettes when they develop a dependency on nicotine – the addictive substance in tobacco that fuels cravings,” said Natalie Clays, former smoker of …

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10 Cool Things That Happen When You Quit Smoking

Have you ever wondered what happens when you quit smoking? I’m not talking about the obvious stuff like your risk of emphysema or cancer decreasing; I’m pretty sure most smokers are already aware of that. I’m talking about all the really good stuff that happens when you quit smoking! First – Your eyes will be whiter. One of the first …

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Has Your New Year’s Resolution Stuck?

30 days in and where are you at? If, like many smokers, your New Year’s Resolution was to quit smoking, one of three things has probably happened to you by now. 1. Congratulations, you’ve smashed it! You’re 30 days smoke free and feeling great. You feel lighter, more energised, less anxious, you can breathe again, your mind is clearer, your …