For 10 years, The Maryland Tobacco Quitline has been helping tobacco users quit for good.

  • Jeffery, 52

    Jeffery, 52

    Jeffery's Success Story I made a choice to stop smoking and could not have done it without Quitline. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 15 years Watch His Story *Individual results may vary.

  • Robin, 54

    Robin, 54

    Robin's Success Story When you are ready to quit smoking, contact the Quitline and start a new chapter in your life. You will be filled with pride and self-confidence by being able to beat this horrible, nasty habit. Daily use: over a pack a day Duration: 25 years Watch her story *Individual results may vary.

  • Renee, 48

    Renee, 48

    Renee's Success Story The Quitline coaches knew exactly what I was going through as a smoker. Daily use: 10-14 cigarettes a day Duration: 32 years Watch her story *Individual results may vary.

  • Sheilah, 58

    Sheilah, 58

    Sheilah's Success Story I feel so much better since I have stopped smoking. You have got to call the Quitline, they are great. They will stick with you until you are free of tobacco. Duration: 41 years Watch her story *Individual results may vary.

  • Bea, 51

    Bea, 51

    Bea's Success Story I was a smoker for 36 years. One day my boss, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Kershaw, and I discussed smoking as an addiction. I've worked for him for 2 years; he knows me well and was concerned for me. I decided I needed to change my bad habit. I finally had the motivation I needed to quit smoking. I heard about 1-800-QUIT-NOW from my doctor and decided to give them a call. I tried so many different ways but the Quitline, my Quit Coach, my family, and my faith helped me to succeed. I've been smoke-free for 9 months and I am happy I quit. My family and my boss are, too. Daily use: 1.5 packs per day, Duration: 36 years Watch her story *Individual results may vary.

  • Lisa, 51

    Lisa, 51

    Lisa's Success Story I had smoked for 24 years and have had one quit attempt. On one car ride, my kids said to me, "Mommy, the smoke is killing us." Their statement really hit me hard. I would smoke 2 packs a day and would wake up coughing. I would tell people I coughed because of allergies. My advice to people wanting to quit is not to try unless you really want to. Now that I am smoke free, my house smells clean. I found the patch and gum to help me and I have great support from my family. Daily use: 2 packs per day Duration: 24 years Smoke free: over a year Watch her story *Individual results may vary.

  • Olin, 69

    Olin, 69

    I have been smoke-free for one year and 5 months. I had smoked for 25 years and have tried to quit about three times. I think sometimes people use smoking as a crutch to deal with their problems. However, I feel that you owe it to yourself to quit and nobody can do it for you. I worked with my group at the local health department an use them for support to help me quit. The smoking cessation classes really helped motivate me, and continue to keep me motivated. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 25 years Smoke free: 17 months *Individual results may vary.  

  • Charles, 72

    Charles, 72

    I have been smoke-free for 6 months. I had smoked for 60 years and have tried to quit about 8-10 times. Because of my smoking, I have borderline emphysema and was concerned for my health. So, I started to go to classes and found strategies to help me cope with my smoking urges like painting, working on other projects, and just being active with my family. My wife helped me keep my quit calendar, and the rest of my family were so supportive in the process. I feel that you need to have support and it's okay to ask for help. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 60 years Smoke free: 6 months *Individual results may vary.

  • Heather, 29

    Heather, 29

    I have been smoke-free for one year and 4 months. I had smoked for 13 years and have tried to quit 5 times. My two boys really were the driving force to help me to live a smoke-free lifestyle. My children would say to me, Mommy, smoking is bad for you. I also think about how smoking has played a toll on my looks. I did not realize how smoking woudl age me so much. If I get the urge to smoke, I go for a walk. My advice to people who want to quit is to find support. It worked for me. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 13 years Smoke free: 16 months *Individual results may vary.

  • William, 47

    William, 47

    I have been smoke free sine January 17, 2006. I was a 34 year smoker and it was time to stop. I feel like I have a better quality of life now. You just really need to stop. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 34 years Smoke free: 6 months *Individual results may vary.

  • Mary Jo, 51

    Mary Jo, 51

    I have been smoke-free for 16 years and have had about 4-5 quit attempts. Because I traveled so much for my job in pharmaceutical sales, it sometimes was hard to find a place to smoke getting on and off planes. So, I decided to quit and have been successful since then. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 8 year Smoke free: 16 years *Individual results may vary.

  • Charles, 65

    Charles, 65

    I have been smoke-free for 9 years and have made 2 quit attempts. The sudden death of my sister really prompted me to quit. I feel that I can make it through the day today, I can make it tomorrow. I know how stressful life can be, and think that is why people smoke. But, people need to find other ways to handle their stress. People need to re-program or re-train themselves to deal with stress without a cigarette. I know they can stop because I stopped. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 8 years Smoke free: 9 years *Individual results may vary.

  • David, 44

    David, 44

    I have been smoke-free for a year and have had many quit attempts. I smoked for about 12 years and had many changes in my life. I felt like I needed the cigarettes to handle the stress. I had my lungs checked and the results scared me. So, my goal was to get them looking better, stay healthy, and stay alive. I have really found support in my local program. For anyone who is not smoking now - great! Never start. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 12 years Smoke free: 1 year *Individual results may vary.

  • Irene, 57

    Irene, 57

    I have been smoke-free for years. I started smoking at age 12 and smoked for 1 years. I wanted to quit smoking for my health and for the health of others around me. Recently, I had a test for my lung capacity, and the results could have been better if I had not smoked so much and for so long. Smoking made me feel tired and smelly. Because I am smoke-free, I have energy and feel great. I think that at times, stress triggered me to smoke. But, knowing how to manage the stress and being reminded of my health risks is keeping me smoke-free. Daily use: 1.5 packs per day Duration: 41 years Smoke free: 4 years *Individual results may vary.

  • Mary, 62

    Mary, 62

    I have been smoke-free for 2 years. I had smoked for 25 years. I really decided to stop smoking for my daughter and husband because I wanted to enjoy life again. I think that in order to quit, you have to just stick with it. Sometimes I had good days and sometimes bad days. I tried the patch, but it was not working for me. But I stuck with my plan to quit and feel better - I can breathe now and I feel like I am 40. Daily use: 1 pack per day Duration: 25 years Smoke free: 2 years *Individual results may vary.