Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
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."
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.