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Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
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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