Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
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. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."
"I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Hometown: New Bedford
Year quit: 1996
Steve is a cardiovascular technologist and an ex-smoker. He got help to quit through a quit-smoking program. He says “You have to have a reason. You have to be motivated. And if you don’t quit the first time, you’ve got to keep trying.” Steve shared his story about quitting to help motivate others to try to stop and to Make Smoking History.