Debby "The patch worked for me."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
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. "
Heidi "Now that I have quit, I am healthier and I have lost weight. "
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"
"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.