"I was ready to quit, I mean really ready. However, I could not afford to quit smoking, and could not afford the patches. The California Smokers' Helpline was able to provide patches to me at no cost--what a blessing. I smoked my last cigarette, put the patch on, and didn't look back. The first few days were the hardest but I stuck it out. My health is much more important to me at this time of my life.
I feel great now--what an accomplishment! Lillian at the California Smokers' Helpline gave me the support I needed. I hope that I am able to inspire others to quit smoking. Being nicotine-free is a fantastic feeling; one word--FREEDOM!!!"