Guest Blogger

Sekur Clayton – Quitting smoking

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Throughout high school I always told myself, “I don’t need a cigarette, I want a cigarette”.

It wasn’t until I tried to kick the habit that I realised that that I really need a cigarette and don’t want one.

The first time I tried to quit smoking, I went out with friends and they were smoking so I decided to have one as well, so I lasted about one day.

I honestly don’t know how many times that I have tried to quit now, using different methods such as: patches, tablets, gum, electronic cigarettes. All I know is that it is getting easier each time, the last time I tried, I lasted 3 weeks without one, the longest I’ve ever gone. I was proud, but obviously old habits die hard.

I don’t think that I am in the right mind frame to quit smoking at this period in my life, but at least I know now what I will be getting myself into when I finally decide to let it go. Don’t give up giving up!

Sekur Clayton, No Smokes guest Blogger, 19 years old  ( Background info:

Sekur’s Blog 1 – Growing up with Smokes

Sekur’s Blog 2 – Experimenting

Sekur’s Blog 3 – ‘I just wanted to fit in

Sekur’s Blog 4 – My first cigarette

Sekur’s Blog 5 – Smoking & money

Sekur’s Blog 6 – A lecture from my dad…

Sekur’s Blog 7 – I don’t want them to pick up smoking

Sekur’s Blog 8 – Quitting smoking


Sekur Clayton is a 19 year old woman from Darwin (currently living in Canberra) who is our Guest Blogger for September. She has been a smoker since she was 14 years old, when she started smoking to join the ‘cool’ gang at her new school. She never thought she was addicted, until she tried to give up.

Sekur will be sharing her experience of smoking, the difficulty she has had in quitting, and how family and school have influenced her during September with a new post every few days.

Every month No Smokes features an Indigenous Guest Blogger. Previous Guest Blogs can be viewed to the left. Are you interested in being our next Guest Blogger?