Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
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. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
"Believe that you can do it."
Year quit: 2003
Ed started smoking when he was 12 years old and smoked for 18 years. By the time he was a young adult, he was a pack a day smoker. He made a quit attempt six years ago but started smoking again. This time he wanted to spend more time with his grandson. he cleaned out his car of all the cigarette butts and his house of ashtrays. Ed feels much healthier, doesn't have a cough anymore and spends the money he is saving on new guitars.