Our Quit video diaries follow a number of real kiwis through their journey to become smokefree
Angela quits smoking
The video diaries featuring Angela Wallace ran from February until June 2010. The series of 11 videos follow Angela, a smoker of 25 years, as she attempts to give up for good.
Angela's diaries were unique in a number of ways. They were the first video diaries to specifically portray the role of extended family and Whānau in supporting someone to quit smoking. They also highlighted the way that smoking affected Angela's life in a range of settings, including the many traditional Māori practices which are an everyday part of life for the Wallace Whānau. As with each of the previous video diaries, Angela's story acknowledges the challenges as much as the rewards which come with quitting smoking.
Joe quits smoking
Tash quits smoking
Tash is a 30-year-old Māori mother who smoked up to 15 cigarettes a day. The raw emotions of quitting are evident with Tash as she struggles to overcome her addiction to smoking.
Roseanne and Ieremia quit smoking
Karen and Sean quit smoking
Stu quits smoking
Stu is a father of two, and smoked up to 45 cigarettes a day. Follow Stu as he quits smoking which he says is an incredible waste of money.
Ready to Stop?
If you are ready to quit smoking, Quitline can support you with a plan designed to help you beat the smoking addiction.