Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
"My friends support made all the difference."
Year quit: 1997
As the former Mayor of Northampton, Clare is a both a positive and public role model for others to quit. Clare was sick and tired of feeling sick and felt like smoking was “throwing boulders in the way” of taking care of her health. Once Clare was determined to quit, she quit for good. To help prepare, Clare began to limit when and where she could smoke. She then used the patch for a couple of weeks after her quit date.