You CAN
quit smoking
Real Stories
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."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Jessica "I was a follower, now I am a leader."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"

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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