You CAN
quit smoking
Real Stories
Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Debby "The patch 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."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."

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.

1-800-QUIT-NOW
free booklet
Learn about the Impact Tobacco has on your Community
City/Town
Terms of Use     Privacy Policy     Accessibility     Site Map    
©2006 - 2014 Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program. All rights reserved.