Table 5

Quotes illustrating ‘Reasons for quit success’
Reasons for quit success To start with it was because she was going to do the breathing test… and there was no way I was going to fail that…(F, 63, Retired)
It’s important to me (speaking to an advisor) because… I know someone is there that I can talk to…(F, 27, Routine / Manual)
I think for me because I had been a smoker for so long… it was doing it over a long period of time. I think it did me good; I took longer to wean myself down. (F, 63, Retired)
The government has given you…where they say…we are going to stop just after 12 weeks…it’s too short…too short a time period…because my body has gotten used to say 29…39 years, nearly 40 years of smoking…you can’t do that…stop in 12 weeks… (M, 56, Routine / Manual)
Yeah, I found erm, I don’t know whether it was just comfort, just to know it was there, you know what I mean? I think if someone had just stuck a plaster on my arm…whether that sounds a bit silly…I just felt I needed it… (Female, 55, Retired)

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