Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
"Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Year quit: 2008
Betty had tried to quit many times. When she hit her 40s, she decided she needed to get healthier and started to think about quitting. But struggling to breathe on a hiking trip with her daughter made her decide it was time. She says exercise and staying active kept her motivated. “Have the mindset and be ready and give it a try. It can’t hurt to try.” Betty shared her story about quitting after many tries to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.