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.
|Introduction||Mother's Concern||Family Honesty|
|Sisterly Wisdom||Last Cigarette||Day Five|
|Looking Good||Whanau Support||Will It Last?|
Joe quits smoking
|Introducing Joe||Ready to stop||Strategies|
|The last cigarette||Day one||Day three|
|Week three||Adjusting||Getting Easier|
|Commitment||Adding Up||Six months on|
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.
|Introduction to Tash||The cost||The gym|
|Inspiration||Last smoke||First Day|
|First night out||Relapse||Three months|
Roseanne and Ieremia quit smoking
|Introducing Roseanne and Ieremia||Reasons to quit 1||Reasons to quit 2|
|The last cigarette||First day||Day four|
|Family time||Adding up the savings||Stressful morning|
|Cousin Fred||Feeling great||Final Close|
Karen and Sean quit smoking
|Introducing Karen and Sean||Consequences||Karen quits smoking early|
|Day 5||The last cigarette||Hard to let go|
|A slip up||Week 5||A high price|
|Final piece to camera|
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.
|Introduction to Stu||The cost||The last day|
|Nicotine patches||First day||Day three|
|Day four||Week three||Four months|