Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
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."
"A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Year quit: 1999
Jim started smoking at age 12 and when he was a young adult he would smoke at least 1.5 packs/day. Both of Jim's parents died you and they were smokers. He didn't want to follow in their footsteps. Jim sound that staying away from people who smoked helped him to maintain his smoke-free lifestyle. He now feels free, good about his health and likes that he is not always looking for money to buy cigarettes.