Ida "I made a plan this time."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Robin "I couldn’t walk 2 feet without being out of breath."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
"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.