Get inspired

Below you'll find case studies from people in Scotland who have successful given up smoking.

There's no right or wrong way to stop smoking - there are many different aids that can help. One of the consistently successful methods is to get support when trying to stop.

Quit Your Way is a free NHS service in Scotland which provides tailored advice to help you stop in a way that suits you. Click the button below to visit their website and learn more.

Fran’s story

Fran talked to us about the benefits she has experienced since she stopped smoking. She’s saved money, and is feeling more motivated to be active in her daily life.

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Wilson’s story

After using tobacco for 45 years, the tragic smoking-related illness and death of Mattie, his wife of over 30 years, was a major turning point for Wilson.

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Margaret’s story

Margaret talked to us about her motivations to stop, and what advice she would give others who are thinking of quitting.

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Alastair’s story

Alastair made around a dozen attempts to give up smoking before finally succeeding, prompted by a health concern that proved to be a major turning point.

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Share your story

We would love to hear your story! Sharing the experience of giving up smoking in Scotland, how you did it and what encouraged you is a great way to provide inspiration and motivation to people who are trying to quit.

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Do you want to quit smoking?

Quit Your Way is a free NHS service which offers person-centric support to those who want to stop smoking

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Get support with quitting smoking

Find out about the support that is available to help you quit.

Sharing your story with us can play a crucial role in helping someone to quit.

Working with young people

There are a number of ways that we can help reduce the harm that smoking causes to young people.

Parents and carers

As key influencers, parents and carers can play a pivotal role in helping their young people quit.