Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
"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.