Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

I had too much to live for...

My name is Cheryl, and I smoked for 20+ years. I gave up cigarettes over nine years ago this month (August). I had three heart attacks and two stints. I had asthma and bronchitis off and on. Smoking was killing me. I had too much to live for to die in such a short amount of time.

So I used the patches and sucked on peppermint candies. It wasn’t easy by any means. I smoked a little off and on until I was disgusted with the whole thing. It was worth it. I’m 57 now and have five beautiful grandchildren that don’t even know that I was a smoker. I’m happy that I am tobacco free. You will be too. Good luck.