A Birmingham mother-of-three will feature in a new television advertising campaign to encourage more smokers to stub out the habit.
Julie Chancellor, of Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, will appear in the NHS advertisements which are being launched tonight.
The ad has comments from her daughter Kayley which prompted the 36-year-old to give up smoking.
Having smoked 15 cigarettes a day for more than 20 years, Mrs Chancellor knew she would need help so she went to North Birmingham Primary Care Trust's smoking cessation service.
Her main reason for quitting was her three children - James, aged 18, Kayley, aged 14, and eight-year-old Matthew.
Mrs Chancellor, who is also a child minder, said: "Kayley did a project on smoking at school when she was younger and got quite upset about the fact I was smoking.
"She even began writing messages on my cigarette packets, such as 'don't you love us enough to live'.
"I'm so glad I've quit for their sake and I hope that my success in giving up will now inspire other people throughout the country to do the same."
Since vowing to give up on New Year's Eve 2003, she has saved more than £1,700 which has paid for James to go to Australia for a year.
One-to-one sessions with her adviser Pam Burton, Stop Smoking coordinator for North Birmingham PCT, helped to keep her resolve.
Mrs Chancellor said: "Pam was such a big help. One thing that made me stick to it was when she gave me a jam jar of tar, showing what the inside of my lungs would look like and this really shocked me."
To find out about local NHS Stop Smoking services call 0800 169 0 169 or those living in North Birmingham can contact the PCT's Stop Smoking service on 0800 389 2808.