Gary is a father of 4 daughters, a grandfather and has a loving partner.
Gary tried his first cigarette at just 10 years old. Then with the lifestyle that went along with running pubs, from the age of 18, Gary was hooked on smoking.
He tried to stop smoking many times, but it wasn’t until his youngest daughter was born that he finally succeeded in kicking the habit.
From when he made the decision to quit, he told himself he would do whatever it takes to not start up again and put a stop to all his triggers.
Being very determined, he never left his home for two weeks, “I was safe at home” says Gary. He didn’t want to be exposed to a situation where he could buy or bot cigarettes. “They are just too easy to get” he said, “I promised myself that I didn’t want my new born daughter to be exposed to cigarettes in her life.” It worked, and Gary now says he has definitely Quit for good.
Gary has been diagnosed with low level emphysema, but feels better and healthier than he has for a while. “I can chase after the kids, I can go for a walk, I can bike ride – you just don’t realise how bad you were until you quit.”
Gary’s advice to smokers is to never give up giving up and to focus on the many benefits of being smoke free.
*Results may vary from person to person.