Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Year quit: 1988
Margaret had been a smoker for about 10 years when she quit in her late 20s. And today she runs long-distance races, something she says she never could have done as a smoker. She says “Every day it got easier and easier just not to smoke.” Margaret shared her story about quitting to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.