“I have made many attempts to quit over the last 10 years. And, as most people say, I wish I would have never started smoking.”
Kathy – Lifelong athlete, smoker for 30 years, and ready to get back into the game. Quitting for her parents who died from tobacco-related illnesses."
“I was athletic from the age of eight years old, playing all sports; softball, basketball, volleyball, as well as track and field. I received a full ride four-year scholarship for softball at the University of Utah. After two years in college I had to quit school due to unfortunate circumstances and get a job. I started smoking after that at the age of 23, despite my background of playing competitive sports and knowing the harm it could do to your body. Both of my parents were smokers. My father passed away in July of 2005 from emphysema at the age of 65 and my mother passed away from lung cancer in January of 2012 at the age of 72. As I went through the process of seeing them both dying, I still smoked. I have made many attempts to quit over the last 10 years, trying gum, patches, medication, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, etc. And, as most people say, I wish I would have never started smoking. I am ready to attempt this again. Maybe with this reality campaign I will have a strong support system and become successful with this new journey.”