Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
"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.