Ida "I made a plan this time."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"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.