Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
"I made a plan this time."
Year quit: 2009
Ida describes feeling like everything she did revolved around cigarettes. When she decided to quit smoking, she got the patch to help. Now she says "It’s changing my life. Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore." Ida shared her story about why she quit to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.