Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
"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.