From 1 March smokers are being asked to sign up to a HSE quitting programme for 28 days. Stop for 28 days and you are five times more likely to succeed, they say, and the benefits are many.

“It is possible, there is hope – and lots of support. The key message is to keep trying. Try, try, try again and you will get there eventually. Use all the supports and you will be able to do it.”