Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
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. "
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."
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.