Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Dr. Richard Miller, a thoracic surgeon at Southcoast Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, sees a large number of patients with lung cancer. He says a multi-pronged attack gives most patients the greatest chance of quitting: quit-smoking medicine, support, and being ready to quit. Dr Miller shared his advice about quitting to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.