Personal Stories

Marcy S.

MARCY S.'S BIO

  • 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

VIDEO JOURNAL ENTRIES

Two weeks in

Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Summary

It's two weeks into the New Year and Marcy has had a set back - she's smoking again. Using a prescription medication to cut her cravings only worked for the first week. Now, she's trying to ween herself off, which has been a struggle. The DeterminedToQuit.com tools, however, are helping track her progress and provide private support.

Two days before quitting

Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Summary

It's two days before Marcy begins her latest quit attempt. Cold turkey hasn't worked for her in the past, largely due to the stress and anxiety it added to her life. This year she'll be trying Chantix, a prescription medication.

Marcy introduces herself

Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Summary

Marcy currently smokes almost a pack of cigarettes a day and wants to quit. She's been smoking for over 20 years and attempts to quit each year around New Year's. Follow along with her latest attempt.

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.