Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
"I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Year quit: 2009
Jessica began to smoke at age 13 and became a heavy smoker once she was able to pay for her own cigarettes. She found it hard to quit – especially because of stress. But, once her mom was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 42, Jessica made a vow to both her mom and herself never to smoke. Jessica feels better, hasn’t gained wait even though her appetite is better, and saved a lot of money along the way to staying quit.