Real People. Real Stories.
"It's never too late to quit smoking," says Susan, who quit smoking in 2006 when she was 66 years old with the help of the California Smokers' Helpline.
Susan's counselor was very helpful and encouraging, and gave her some great suggestions. "Picture yourself as a nonsmoker and get rid of all tobacco products at home," says Susan. "It will help you get through the difficult moments more easily."
In addition to the help she received from the Helpline, Susan found that nicotine patches helped to ease her cravings. Susan also believes that smoke-free outdoor policies in her community helped her to stand firm and not be tempted to smoke.
- Hughes, J.R. "Motivating and Helping Smokers to Stop Smoking," Journal of General Internal Medicine (2003) December; 18(12): 1053-57.
- Fiore, M.C., Jaen, C.R., Baker, T.B., et al., Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service. May 2008.