Ida "I made a plan this time."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
"With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Hometown: New Bedford
Year quit: 2008
Liz had quit quite a few times. She used a patch to help her quit, started volunteering to stay busy, and now goes to the gym every day. She says “This is for me; nobody else. I want to be able to enjoy life.” Liz shared her story about quitting to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.