“The cravings were amazing.”

Smoked for 15 years, Tobacco-free for 1 year
1 Year Tobacco-free
Neal, a former tobacco user, shares his quitting story

In Their Own Words...

My Story

“The cravings were just amazing. I thought maybe if I smoked a cigarette, it will make it better. But then, I caught myself. I told myself ‘No, that would make it worse. You would just kill all that time that you haven’t smoked.’ So it was like putting one more day between it and my new self.”

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