Stay Smoke-Free


Whether you stopped smoking 10 minutes ago or 10 years ago, you’re part of club that includes millions of men and women who have made the smart decision to quit.

And every minute you stay smoke-free compounds the benefits of that decision. This section includes interesting facts about the many rewards of staying smoke-free, as well as other resources for support.


Inspiring Stories of Staying Smoke-Free

“The most rewarding thing about quitting was being able to do difficult cardiovascular exercise for half an hour without feeling like I had lead in my chest; it was amazing! I’ve lost 15-20 pounds since I quit smoking!”

— Kristin K.

“While a friend who had just been diagnosed with cancer was talking to me about her future I had a strong urge for a cigarette, and then it dawned on me – she would do anything NOT to have cancer while I desired something that could cause cancer. I am now proud to say that I have been smoke-free for more than 20 years!”

Barbara S — Barbara S.

“I started to realize that I could really do things in my life without smoking. The most rewarding moments were the first times I did things without smoking, like the first drive in the car, the first storm and the first cup of coffee.”

Meloni C. — Meloni C.