Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
"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.