Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"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.