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Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."

Representative Brian Ashe

Representative Brian Ashe's story
"It was one of the best things I did for myself."
Hometown: Longmeadow
Year quit: 1991
Brian began smoking in high school as a social thing and it eventually became a habit. He tried quitting many times, but it was not until New Years of 1991 that Brian did finally kick the habit for good. He knew it was bad when he constantly craved a cigarette - he said it felt like a drug addiction.
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