Catherine Solomon

Blog Day 12 – Catherine Solomon ‘The rest of my life’


By quitting smoking I have better chances of having kids, younger looking skin, whiter teeth, cleaner looking fingernails, better breathing and less stress.

I am saving up to $120 every two weeks. My money is spent on things I don’t already have, things I really need and fun things; like going out to the cinemas and going out for dinner with the family.

The outlook for the rest of my life as a non-smoker looks good, the health impact for the rest of my life is gonna be healthier. I have a better chance of living longer and less chances of getting cancer.

I personally think that I have made the best choice for myself, at the end of the day “you only live once”.

Over the years I have lost a few family members to smoking and cancer.It’s sad to see family grieve over many years after their death. I never want this to happen to my close family. The most important things to me in my life are my family and health.

Being a guest blogger for No Smokes made me realize how good it is to be a non-smoker and the benefits I get out of it.

Catherine Solomon is a Year 11 student at Warriappendi School in Adelaide. Catherine is the No Smokes guest blogger for July, sharing her experience of smoking and quitting with us. Read Catherine’s other blog posts here:

Blog 1 – My smoking history

Blog 2 – My life as a smoker

Blog 3 – Why I decided to quit

Blog 4 – Giving up the smokes

Blog 5 – My life as a non-smoker

If you are interested in being a guest blogger for No Smokes email us at More info about can be found here: