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."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"The patch worked for me."
Year quit: 2008
Debby had been thinking about quitting when a free quit-smoking program was offered at work. She used the nicotine patch and completed the program. She says it taught her strategies about how to quit and how to stay quit. The thing that still sticks with her today is “If you have a cigarette, is it going to change what’s stressing you out? The answer is always no. That’s what got me through.” Debby shared her story about how she quit to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.