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Real Stories
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Robert "I started using the gum. That worked for me."
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Bobbie "Focus on the positive; take it a day or even a minute at a time."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Mike "Smoking had a big effect on my son. I didn't want to disappoint him."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."

Money

Smoking costs a lot. In the long term, health problems from smoking can cost you money in missed work, doctors’ visits, and long-term care.

In the short term, those packs of cigarettes add up!

A pack-a-day smoker who pays $9 for a pack of cigarettes spends $279 a month, enough for a car payment. That’s about $3,350 a year!

How much does it cost you to smoke?

Fortunately, quitting smoking doesn't have to be expensive. Your health insurance may pay for medicines and counseling, and you can always call the FREE Massachusetts Smokers' Helpline for advice and counseling at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).

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