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Real Stories
Corinne "Ask others how they quit and learn from their experience."
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."
Mary "The cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore. "
Liz "With a good support system, if you fail, they will help you get up again."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Frank "If you have a plan, that is what is important. "
Ed "Believe that you can do it."
George "My counselor Trish, from the Quitline is a big reason for my success"


While the number of children exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes is dropping, 14% of households with children still allow smoking in the home. This means that more than 200,000 children in Massachusetts are not protected from smoke in their own homes.

Secondhand smoke exposes children to many risks.

Secondhand smoke causes asthma attacks in children, increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and also makes children more likely to develop or be hospitalized for:

  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Ear
  • Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis

Give your children smoke-free lives.

  • Do not let anyone smoke around your children.
  • Make your home and car smoke-free.
  • Ask guests or family members who smoke to smoke outdoors.

If you smoke, the best way to protect your children is to quit.

Download 8.5 X 11 sheets to print out and use: Free telephone support is available for all smokers and their families at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
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