Personal Stories

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


Ed introduces himself

Posted Monday, February 11, 2008


Ed is a 46 year old man who has been smoking since he was 14 years old. He wants to quit for his three children and his last quit attempt was in October of 2007, using Chantix. Unfortunately, he had a few setbacks and found himself smoking again. He struggles with cravings in the morning and is committed to making this quit attempt his last.

Smoking Fact

Cigars contain many of the same cancer causing agents that are found in cigarettes. Cigar smoking is known to cause lung cancer as well as cancer of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, and possibly the pancreas.