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Adding Love and Support to Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine replacement therapy (like gum and patches) works best when you combine it with a plan and coaching support for your quit journey. Here’s how Dorine used different types of help to quit tobacco.

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Building the Confidence to Quit

Quitting tobacco takes strength and belief in yourself. This is how Marilyn found the confidence to quit.

Catching My Breath

Long-term smoking can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath (among other symptoms). This was one of the main reasons that Mary quit.

Cold Turkey Wasn't Cutting It

Quitting tobacco cold turkey on your own works for some—but not for Shawn. Here’s how he quit with support and structure.

Fighting Through Slips to Be Four Years Tobacco Free

Quitting tobacco can be full of slips, or “relapses.” But relapses aren’t signs of failure—they’re a natural part of the path to ending tobacco use for good. Here’s how Lisa learned to work through slips to being four years smoke-free.

Helping My Family Avoid COPD

COPD is a serious lung disease, and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Eight out 10 people who die from COPD have smoked. Geri developed COPD—and didn’t want her children to have it too. Here’s how she quit smoking to set a good example.

I Treated Myself to Health

Tobacco can feel like a pleasure you allow yourself. But it robs you of your health. Here’s how Marie changed how she thought about cigarettes—and how she found out that the real “treat” was life without them.

Quitting For my Baby

Quitting tobacco during pregnancy and remaining quit after giving birth can be really challenging. This is how Jesi Marie did it.


Quitting for My Grandchildren's Safety

Smoking around children puts them at higher risk of having bronchitis, pneumonia, severe asthma attacks, ear infections, and even SIDS. See how Betty quit smoking so she could spend time with her grandchildren without risking their health.

Quitting to Avoid Cancer

Smoking makes you 15 to 30 times more likely to have—or die from—lung cancer. A lung cancer scare motivated Janet to quit.

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