Ida "I made a plan this time."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
"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.