Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"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.