Personal Stories

Best of Video Blogs

Over the course of this program, our video bloggers have experienced the highs and lows that are often associated with a quit attempt. Watch this five-minute "best of" montage.


Personal Stories

Follow along with your fellow Pennsylvanian's as they attempt to kick the habit. Check back frequently for updates to their video blogs.

Michael H.

  • Berks County
  • 50 years old
  • Smoker for 38 years
  • Both parents have smoked and quit
  • Eldest sister has emphysema from smoking
  • Has previously tried the patch, gum and Chantix

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Charing B.

  • Philadelphia County
  • 30 years old
  • Both parents smoke
  • Co-host of an online radio show
  • Has previously tried the patch and lozenges
  • Quitting with a friend

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Angela and Justin W.

  • Lancaster County
  • Angela is 24, Justin is 27
  • Married for one year
  • Angela started smoking at age 14, Justin began in college
  • Both want to quit for their 15 month old daughter

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Ed W.

  • Allegheny County
  • 46 years old
  • Tried to quit three times in 2007
  • Working with smokers makes it difficult to quit
  • Wants to quit for his family

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Marcy S.

  • Allegheny County
  • 42 years old
  • Started smoking at age 19
  • Several quit attempts; no success
  • Wants to quit for her health, husband and father
  • Clear Channel Account Executive

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Todd G.

  • Lancaster/York County
  • 19 years old
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Started smoking at age 13
  • Many family members smoke
  • Wants to quit for his younger brother

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Ed R.

  • Northhampton County
  • 48 years old
  • Started smoking at age 13
  • Already had a stroke
  • Ready to quit for the last time

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Smoking Fact

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in our society. Approximately 87% of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking.