Ida "I made a plan this time."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Michael "Don't give up giving up cigarettes."
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
"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.