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Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Ida "I made a plan this time."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "

Michael

Michael's story
"Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Hometown: Adams
Year quit: 2009

Michael started smoking when he was 22.  He tried to quit a few times, but now that he looks back on it, he admits that they were half-hearted attempts.  He knew smoking wasn’t good for you but he was one of those guys who thought smoking wouldn’t make him sick.  Then he had a stroke, but even then, he didn’t take his doctor seriously.  In his own words he was cocky until he looked at his son who had tears streaming down his face.  It was then that he realized smoking was hurting someone besides himself.  He used medicine for 4 months and no longer has nicotine cravings.  Michael is committed to being there for his son.

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