Ida "I made a plan this time."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
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.