“I used to be that guy who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day.”

Smoked for 18 years, Tobacco-free for 1+ years
1+ Years Tobacco-free
Antonio S., a former tobacco user, shares his quitting story

In Their Own Words...

My Story

“When I was quitting, I had to kind of allow myself some quitting room and say, ‘Hey, I’m only going to smoke this amount of cigarettes this day.’ Once I hit that number, I was done for the day. Then in the next week, I smoked less, and then, I just got to the point where I just didn’t need it anymore. Now when I’m around cigarette smoke, I can’t even deal with it and I look back and think ‘I used to be that guy who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day.'”

Related Resources

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CDC: Smoking and Tobacco Use
This site provides quitting advice, the latest research and news on tobacco use, publications to order, and an array of useful links. This site is also available in Spanish.
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Free information and tools for quitting from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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