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  • Shandi

    Grantsville, UT

    “It has to be a desire, deep within you, to want to do it. Mine happened to be my eight-year-old. She saved my life.”

  • William

    Salt Lake City, UT

    "I have struggled with addiction my whole life, quitting tobacco helped me quit other substances." Now he volunteers at cessation classes sharing his quit story.

  • Danielle

    Herriman, UT

    “Don’t give up, keep trying. There is a way to quit for everyone.”

  • Vern

    Price, UT

    "In my youth, I started working in the mines outside of Price - that's where I picked up my chewing tobacco habit. After years of use, I was scared; I didn’t want to be enslaved to tobacco any longer and I wanted to grow old with my wife and family. Quitting was the only way.”

  • Suelyn

    Springville, UT

    "One day, my little boy broke a chopstick in half and put it in his mouth. He wanted to be like mommy smoking a cigarette. That broke my heart, and I knew right then that I had to quit, so my boys wouldn’t end up stuck with this addiction too."

  • Marty

    Price, UT

    “I remember going in (to the health department), having my last cigarette, my last puff and blowing it out before I walked through the door thinking ‘I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do this, but I never had another one since.’”

  • Lacee Kay

    St. George, UT

    "I intended to start smoking again once I was done nursing Preston. When he was about two months old, I realized I felt so much better physically and had a different outlook. I didn't want him to suffer at all in life due to my choices, whether it was entertaining himself while I went outside to smoke or going to school smelling like cigarettes. Smoking is something I definitely don't want Preston picking up because it controlled my life. I want so much better for him! Now that I’m tobacco free, I have my life back!”

  • Julie

    Salt Lake City, UT

    “I feel healthier, I feel cleaner, I smell good every day, and I don’t have that vice to turn to every day when life gets stressful.”

  • Carey

    Ogden, UT

    “I needed a kidney transplant. Maybe it was because of smoking – I don’t know. But the doctors said I couldn’t have surgery unless I quit, so I did. After the surgery, I had cravings, so I would stand around smokers to get the secondhand smoke. Then one day I woke up, and instead of loving the smell of cigarette smoke, it smelled disgusting. I couldn't stand being around it. That was day I really quit.”

  • Shelly

    Ogden, UT

    “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. And one of the biggest blessings in my life.”

  • Dave

    Ogden, UT

    “It does get daunting…but I choose to stop, and the choice is what makes the difference.”

  • Jordan

    Heber, UT

    “The first month is always hard, but once you get past that, it gets easier. You’ve gotta tell yourself that you can do it.”

  • John

    Orem, UT

    “I found myself sneaking around trying to get in a smoke; I had to quit. To save my marriage and keep my kids, I had to quit. There was no other way.” Now John is seven years tobacco-free.

  • Amanda

    Salt Lake City, UT

    “For me, quitting, cold turkey was the best way I knew how to do it. Of course there were several failures within the success, but I kept trying. I would break my cigarettes in half and throw them away.”

  • Jacob

    Salt Lake City, UT

    “Am I going to let that little piece of paper and tobacco define who I am? Or am I going to define who I am?”

  • Jamie

    Salt Lake City, UT

    “I replaced smoking with running. I run half marathons and other distances. I’m back to hiking, doing everything I love outdoors, and I feel amazing.”

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