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How I Quit: Glenda C.

Age: 65, from Jefferson Parish

I had been smoking since I was 14 years old (now 65). I have 4 grandchildren ages 9, 8, 7 and 16 months. The older ones kept bugging me that smoking was not good for me. I didn’t smoke in the house — always on the back porch. I had health issues but that didn’t stop me. Then one day I received a post card from the LA Smoking Cessation Trust. It sounded good and I thought I might be ready because I wanted to be around to see my newest baby grow up. I gave them a call figuring they would tell me to stop that day. To my surprise they told me to set a quit date and gave me tips to get ready to quit. Set the date for June 19th (my 3rd’s birthday) and followed all their tips. When the date arrived my husband threw out all my cigarettes and I threw away all lighters and ashtrays. I did use an inhaler but not as much as prescribed and stopped after 3 weeks. It’s been 3 1/2 months and I haven’t regretted my decision nor been tempted to start again. Thank you LA Smoking Cessation Trust.

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