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John's story

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Strength from others

Hearing other peoples' success stories encouraged him. His classmates told him that before they took the class, they never thought they'd quit either. Hearing their stories gave John the confidence and strength to go for his goal to quit smoking.

John also took advantage of online help. "The online resource was a really good place to firm up what I'd learned in the classes. The online part also calculated what I'd spent on cigarettes. That was an amazing number-thousands of dollars, easily enough to buy a race car."

All the effort John put into getting ready to quit helped him stay focused on his goal and not give in to the temptation to smoke. "The way I look at it is that it took all of this effort," John says. "If I blow it by taking a cigarette because of a craving, I'd have to start all over again. It was a big incentive to not light up."

John's story reflects his experiences as told in an interview.

For more information, see the topic Quitting Smoking.

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