Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
"My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Hometown: North Attleboro
Year quit: 2011
George was a smoker for 40 years and he began smoking when he would sneak cigarettes from his dad. Over the years, he quit several times but this time used the help of the MA Quit Line. Trish helped give him strategies and tips that worked. Now he goes to the gym regularly and has lost weight and feels great.