Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
"I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Hometown: Fall River
Year quit: 2009
Robin smoked for 43 years and was smoking 3 packs a day before she quit. She quit because she couldn’t breathe and wanted to be healthier for her granddaughter. Her doctor prescribed a quit-smoking medicine to help. She says every little bit helps and positive support makes all the difference. Robin shared her story about why she quit to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.