My name is Shawn. I smoked my first cigarette when I was 12 years old. By the time I was 16 I was smoking regularly. For the better part of 35 years, I continued to smoke, even though I am a singer, and make a living with my voice, and even though I had lost family members to lung cancer and heart disease due to tobacco. I finally quit in January at the age of 50 because I knew it was time to do better for myself.
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, thanks for all the encouragement you give to stay quit! The text messages have been really helpful!