Success Stories

Ex-smokers often say that quitting smoking is one of the biggest achievements in their lives. QuitLine has helped thousands of smokers become proud quitters. Proud quitters want to share their story to inspire others.

*Individual results of quitting tobacco may vary based on several factors, such as motivation to quit, use of tobacco cessation medications and duration of participation in the program


People from all over the state have quit tobacco with help from 1-800-QUIT-NOW.   They did the smart thing and took advantage of a free service that gave them support, coaching, quit tips and nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.  Note that the names have been changed to protect people’s identity, but the stories are real.

Lisa’s Story
For Lisa, stress and cigarettes seemed to go hand-in-hand. But with the help of QuitNowAlabama she knows now that they just fuel the fires of stress.

John’s Story
John smoked an average of a pack a day for 30 years. With counseling and the free nicotine patches provided by the Quitline he was able to quit.

Steven’s Story
Steven started smoking due to peer pressure and eventually started dipping occasionally to hide his addiction. Now he is tobacco free and loves not having to worry about going outside when it’s cold or raining.

Tori’s Story
Tori Howell never thought she could quit smoking. The 50-year-old Fairhope resident had stopped smoking several times, but always started back. Until she resolved to quit for a different reason: herself.