You CAN
quit smoking
Real Stories
Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Dr. Miller "Quitting smoking is the single biggest thing a patient can do to improve their quality of life."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Alex "Since I quit, everything is better."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."

Quitting

Quitting smoking can be hard, but there are ways to make it easier.

Using quit-smoking medicines or counseling support can help you quit. In fact, using support and medicines together can make you three times as likely to quit for good!

Most smokers have to try a few times before they quit for good.

If you're ready to quit, talk to your doctor. Your healthcare provider can help you decide which medicines would work best for you.

Also, contact your health plan to find out if your insurance benefits will help cover the costs of medicines and counseling.

To get help taking the first steps to quitting or for extra support after you quit, call the Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline for free support and advice: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).

You CAN quit smoking!

 

Next step: Read some tips and strategies -- and make a plan to quit for good.

Watch more real stories from people who’ve quit, and then join the conversation about quitting.



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