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Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"

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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