Quitting smoking is difficult, but thousands of people across Greater Manchester have managed to quit successfully. Some of them are sharing their stories to inspire others to quit.
When I found out it was lung cancer, it was a huge shock. I just kept thinking this could be the end, how on earth am I going to tell my two children.
Leigh Webber, from Trafford, quit smoking in November 2016 and two months later she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She is now encouraging others to stop smoking to improve their health and wellbeing.
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I needed the shock of being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer to stop, and I urge everyone to give quitting a go.
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