Getting the right support is essential when quitting smoking – very few people can manage it alone.
While family and friends can be a great source of encouragement, the HSE Quit team, with their dedicated Quit Advisors, should be the first stop for any would-be quitter. Anthony, a Waterford-based Quit Advisor, has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life quit cigarettes.
“The thing about smoking,” he says, “is there’s no class. There’s no differentiation – you could be the president or a doctor, young or old, but you’re just addicted to nicotine.
“There’s not many people out there now who actually enjoy smoking and they just do it because they can’t stop.”