Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"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.