Personal Stories

Ed R.


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


Ed enjoys the financial benefits of not smoking

Posted Friday, April 11, 2008


Ed is doing well. He has not had a cigarette for six straight days. He is approaching the three month anniversary of his quit attempt. Ed spoke with his doctor, and has decided to stay cold turkey. According to, Ed has already saved $210! He still has cravings, but he is still determined to be tobacco-free.

Ed faces his addiction with new resolve

Posted Saturday, March 22, 2008


Ed has no excuses for his latest round of relapses. Instead he is focused on moving forward and what he can do to improve his chances for success. He has also realized that beating himself up over his slip-ups is not healthy, and rather he should get back on track and stay determined.

Ed's confession

Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008


Ed starts his latest video blog entry with a confession. He smoked a cigarette during the past week. He finds this slip-up disappointing after last weeks entry where he seemed more determined than ever. He has really started to take advantage of the tools on and is seeing some benefits. He has printed out the "Contract to Quit" and posted it on his refrigerator as a constant reminder. He has invited friends and family to send support messages during his quit attempt and has received some nice notes. Ed also has started sending emails to himself reminding him to drink more water throughout the day. These tools have already helped Ed considerably and he hopes to get back on the right track.

Ed is determined

Posted Monday, February 18, 2008


Ed has stopped smoking for over two weeks now and is happy to be participating in a program that helps him stay honest. Nonetheless, the last two weeks have been very challenging for him. Smoking was a huge part of Ed's life and the cravings have been very strong. Ed seems more determined than ever to make this quit attempt his last.

Here we go!

Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Ed has been smoking for 35 years and has had a number of failed quit attempts over the years. This time, Ed believes he's truly ready to finally end this big part of his life. Tune in as his quit attempt progresses.

Smoking Fact

Health-related costs due to smoking total more than $167 billion each year.