Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
"I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Hometown: New Bedford
Year quit: 2000
Robert was tired of being a smoker. He’d quit several times, but kept going back. To finally quit for good, he got the patch and used the Nicorette gum and even called the QuitLine once for support. He says “If I can quit, I figure anyone can quit. The right motivation has to come from within. I love that I don’t smoke.” Robert shared his story about how he quit to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.