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Real Stories
Tito "My family means more to me than a pack of cigarettes. That’s why I quit."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Margaret "I’m tougher than cigarettes. "
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."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Bonnie "When I quit smoking, my daughter's ashma went away."
Representative Brian Ashe "It was one of the best things I did for myself."

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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