Real tips, tools, and stories to help when Quitting for your Family

Your family is an important motivation to help you quit smoking. Below, you can read stories from others around the 802 who quit for their families, as well as tips that will help you on your path to a successful quit.

"I did not want to be "that mom" who was on oxygen at school events, and if I kept smoking I would not even be around for them as they grew up!!"


"I don't want my three daughters, husband or two grandchildren to have to go through watching me die of a horrible disease, in a horrible way! Thirty days without a cigarette, and many more days of living ahead! I couldn't be happier. :)"


"On average, I smoked at least a pack and a half a day... My father made a deal with me in the beginning of 2003 that I couldn't quit smoking by August 1st. If I did he would buy me a new car before I headed off to college. I called 1-800-QUIT-NOW and decided to take part in the counseling sessions over the phone... There are still days where I think 'Man, I could go for a cigarette,' but I know what I went through to stop and I have gained too much to turn back!"


"My dad was a WWII 'Lucky Strike Soldier.'... He smoked two packs a day until he was 60, when his nephew and namesake, also a smoker, died of cancer. My dad died of lung cancer at 70. He quit too late."


"I decided after a couple days of not smoking that I wasn't going to be another statistic of tobacco... Never again will I smoke tobacco. My life is so much better without it!"


"My son is my motivation. He goes around saying 'Guess what? My dad doesn't smoke anymore!' If you really want to do it, you can do it."


"...To keep myself from smoking more, I try the vain approach and remind myself that if I like the way I look now, smoking will certainly not keep me looking that way."


"For me, it was my dad. He smoked for 30 years and quit. He just said to me, "If I can do it, so can you." Him believing in me made all the difference."


"I started smoking because my grandfather and uncle did. I looked up to them. Last year, my daughter looked at me and said, “When I get big, I want to smoke like you.” She’s only 3 years old. At first I laughed, but then I felt horrible. That’s why I quit."

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