Ida "I made a plan this time."
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."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"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.