Ida "I made a plan this time."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
"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.