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Quitting Success Stories

Across the state, people have successfully quit smoking. They are living healthier, happier, tobacco-free lives and are enjoying the benefits of being a nonsmoker that they never imagined.

Are you a nonsmoker who has quit and is now living tobacco free? It’s important that people know about the hurdles and triumphs of your quitting experience. If you have successfully quit tobacco use, we want to hear from you. Send your success story to the QuitLink.


Cindy McBrady

“I enjoy not being a prisoner to smoking. From the moment you get up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, you want a cigarette… in a meeting… during a movie… I hated it, but I was compelled to do it. I love being able to finally make up my own mind. I have control over smoking, it doesn’t control me.”


Donald Volz

“I would smoke every chance I could. I would light up every time I got on the phone, every time I got in the car, every time someone I knew wanted to stop and talk, and at every smoke break I could get at work. The fact of being fed up with not being able to breathe properly, and thinking about how I was cutting my life short did it for me.”