Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
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."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
"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.