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  • Posted May 4, 2022

    How to stop vaping

    By Emma Rossi

    There’s no right or wrong reason for quitting but think about the many positives of giving up - like protecting loved ones from second-hand vape smoke, the money you’ll save and the freedom of not feeling agitated when you can’t vape...

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  • Posted Mar 31, 2022


    By Ellen Finlay

    There are so many sources of information out there it’s sometimes hard not get caught out or confused trying to sort the fact from the fiction. Our advisors and coaches are always on hand to guide you through the minefield. Meanwhile let’s take a look at some common myths…

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  • Posted Feb 22, 2021

    Jasmin quit her life-long smoking habit

    By Polly Durrant

    Jasmin smoked from an early age, everyday was ruled by when she'd have her next cigarette. With the help of LiveWell coach, Julie, Jasmin realised how simple it was to quit for good.

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  • Posted Oct 22, 2020

    Claire's story

    By Matt Fisher

    Claire's transformed her health during lockdown! She's lost weight, has started daily walks, quit smoking and has now started running too!

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  • Posted Sep 15, 2020

    Stop smoking in 28 days

    By Matt Fisher

    Join the largest mass quit attempt in the country. Research shows that smokers who make it to 28 days free are five times more likely to quit for good.

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  • Posted Sep 8, 2020

    How Emma quit smoking

    By Polly Durrant

    Emma was motivated to quit smoking, she just needed life to settle down first. Despite a series of personal challenges, Emma decided to take a leap of faith and commit to better health and better habits

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