Ann's story

Ann from Trafford in Greater Manchester smoked from the age of 16 and says at one time, smoking was “part of her.” But to her shock she was diagnosed with throat cancer when she was 62.

She was determined to start her treatment smokefree and she quit with support from a stop smoking specialist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

She says: “It was the look on my daughter’s face – she was in the room when they told me I had cancer. I went to reach out to her hand and looked at her face and thought “I’ve put her through this. I have to stop for her and my grandkids – they’re more important than my packet of cigarettes any day of the week.

“I feel fantastic – I feel better, healthier, never want to do it again. I don’t want them anymore – I want a different life than that.”