Already I can feel the difference – Aurelia’s story
7th September 2023
Hear in her own words how Aurelia completed her journey to ‘Be Smoke Free’, putting her health and her family’s needs first.
“I became pregnant and wanted to quit smoking to give the best start in life for my baby, not to mention I am getting older and want to prioritise my health to ensure that I’m here for my children - I’m stopping smoking for them.
“During my pregnancy I decided to get specialist help to quit smoking for good. I joined One You Cheshire East and attended the group meetings with the Health Coaches. Karolina gave me the best advice and supported me all the time.
“I had tried to quit before, but relapsed as I was in a stressful situation, and I didn't feel the time was right to quit back then. Whilst using the service, I was given patches which worked well for me; I found that helpful and was able to set new routines for myself. The face-to-face contact and non-smoking app recommended by Karolina were very helpful. It has been most challenging for me when in social environments, so I’ve also acquired a nicotine free e-cig to give me the kick.
“I’ve benefitted from this service so much. For me, it was just knowing that I wasn't alone and there is help available. Having a Health Coach like Karolina who believes in you helps a lot, she is lovely, reassuring and has made me feel confident and comfortable at every session.
“I am now a non-smoker and already I can feel the difference, I’m getting enough sleep so that I’m not tired and craving a cigarette. I no longer smell like cigarette smoke, and I can utilise my time a bit better too.
“I recommend the service; it’s helped me, and it can help others too who are looking to improve their health and lifestyle. Thanks again!”