Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
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."
"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.