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Smoking at Work, 1987

Health Education Authority Poster aimed at reducing workplace smoking, c. 1987 (Science Museum, https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display.aspx?id=93452)


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  1. I smoked for about 25 years and finally I got tired of it and decided to quit on 4 different occasions finally on the fourth time I took chantix and it helped me tremendously and I did quit. I did tell myself that if there was a stressful moment in my life that I had to continue to not smoke that was my downfall, if there was something stressful in my life I would automaticly pull in to the store and get a pack of cigs and start smoking but, not this time I noticed things that could potently set me off to smoke and that helped me to continue to keep on track and not smoke. It was very hard but now I am into about 5 years of not smoking.

    1. Hi, thanks for sharing this! Well done on quitting, it is incredibly difficult and, as you can see on this gallery, the tools available to help smokers quit have varied and grown a lot even over the last couple of decades! Would you consider signing up for free on our website, so that you can share your story of how you quit smoking at peopleshistorynhs.org/sharestory? It’s really useful for us to think about which historical approaches best helped people, how this changed over time, etc. All the best, Jenny

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