Ronnie

Stilwell, OK

Don’t be too stubborn to ask for help

I’m a former chewing tobacco user, and I started at a young age. It got to the point that just opening a pouch of tobacco would give me heartburn. I thought, “this is crazy, I should quit.” I didn’t think that I was truly addicted – but after I quit, I realized I was.

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offers free services for smokeless tobacco users. Don’t be too stubborn to ask for help. I’ve had cancer 7 times now. I just wish I could go back and make a better decision. I made up my mind really early that I was going to be around for my girls. I wanted to see them graduate high school and get into college. The best thing anybody could do was give me time with my family.