EVERYONE involved with NHS Wirral’s Quit Stop campaign knows that cutting cigarettes out of your life can be one of the hardest things anyone ever puts their mind to – but it can be done.
And one woman who successfully came out the other side of her nicotine cravings is Helen Clayworth of New Ferry.
Helen, 32, is one of many smokers who visited a Quit Stop trailer, the mobile drop-in centres which are travelling throughout the borough to help as many people as possible stub out thir habit.
Helen was on a 30-a-day habit when she signed up to the Quit Stop Wirral scheme in New Ferry.
With the advice and support available from the team and most importantly, the willpower of Helen herself, she managed to conquer her addiction.
Helen told the News: “Quitting this time was a lot easier than before.
“Don’t get me wrong, there were times when I could’ve killed for a cigarette but on the whole it was not as bad as I thought it would be.”
And for Helen, the struggle of rubbing cigarettes out of her life was paid off with the nicest reward possible.
She continued: “The funny thing is, as soon as I stopped I became pregnant which gave me even more motivation to stay smoke free.
“Even better, I have stopped drinking as well which I think has helped me also.