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How I Quit: Dennis B.

Age: 49, from St. Landry Parish

I was in the Marine Corps for 12 years. That’s were I started smoking. After I got out, my health started to fail and I had high blood pressure. I was smoking NEWPORTS—highly addictive. When I went to the V.A Hospital and got a physical I was told I was a high candidate for heart attack, diabetes, kidney failure—I was in shock!!!! I was smoking three packs a day. I have never been a failure. I prayed because I wanted to QUIT SMOKING. I was sitting in my living room watching TV when the quit now commercial came on. MY first step and the most important one of my life was to call the 1-800-QUIT-NOW number. I only used my first series of patches and my counselors were wonderful—they really cared and my mind was made up that I wanted to LIVE. It’s been 6 mouths and I feel wonderful. My blood pressure is normal, cholesterol is normal, and life feels good again and I look younger. Thank you for my life back!

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