Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
"I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
Year quit: 2011
Anika started smoking at age 15 and smoked for 20 years before she decided to quit. She thought about quitting many times but when she used the nicotine patches, everything clicked. She visited the makesmokinghistory website and listened to the various ex-smoker videos. Their advice was helpful.