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Real Stories
Kendyl "Use the patch. Chew the gum. Just don’t stop trying."
Debby "The patch worked for me."
Steve "I went to a cessation class. Peer group support was my success."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Clare "My friends support made all the difference."
Dave "With help, I could quit on the first try. "
Jim "A cigarette is not controlling my ability to do things."
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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