I’m living, breathing testimony that this smoking cessation program works! How did I quit for good? After attempting to quit a million times, I called the quitline and utilized their services. Through the coaching process, I learned how to dismantle the smoking mentality and to respond differently when triggered. I started seeing the harmful justifications and lies I told myself that kept me using, time and time again. One of the biggest lies I told myself was that ‘I can just have one.’

The coaches also helped me to discover that a slip is just a slip. It did not have to be a proof of failure and an excuse to give up and buy more cigarettes, going back to the addiction with my head held low. Having a slip did not mean that I had to stop making attempts in fear of failing. The quitline gave me hope.

The coaches’ support helped me to build momentum to fight this addiction, walk through the unpleasant withdrawals without picking up, and obtain the freedom to live the healthy lifestyle I live today. It’s been over 4 years!


I quit smoking almost one year ago. I called the quitline to get started and then used the website every single day during my quit process. Daily web sessions along with nicotine patches helped me quit.

Now I feel and breathe better, and I’m thankful to have my health back. I enjoy having more money to spare, and I don’t cough anymore. I no longer expose my family to secondhand smoke and feel confident I will be around for my family. I hope to live for many years because of the help I got.


Being able to spend more time with my grandchildren motivated me to quit. I was never able to quit for very long, so I called the quitline to try something different. I didn’t realize this first phone call would put me right on the path to success! I found wonderful support from the quitline.

With the guidance of my coaches, I decided to use positive thinking, prayer, exercise, and routine changes to address smoking triggers. For about two months, I focused on the benefits of quitting. My strategies worked, together with the patches I got through the quitline. Now I’m confident I’ll remain a non-smoker forever. My grandchildren are happy too!


“When I called the quitline a couple of months ago to break my two-pack-a-day habit, I felt really frustrated. I’d tried all the nicotine replacement therapies and different quit smoking medications with no success. To put it bluntly, nothing worked…A month later, I’m off cigarettes and I don’t miss them. I’d been a slave to those cancer sticks way too long. What a waste of time. I love breathing without hacking and coughing…My next goal is to support my daughters in quitting smoking!”

“I thought long and hard about why I smoked. Frankly, for years I felt it was the only thing I gave myself. I didn’t use drugs or drink alcohol. But after cancer took both of my parents’ lives, I had to look in the mirror and examine my own situation. I realized that I didn’t want to die from smoking….Five months smoke-free, I’m just grateful each day. I was under more stress as a smoker. The constant pull of the addiction and the control cigarettes had over my mind was paralyzing. I feel so much better as a non-smoker. I still battle the urge to smoke but it’s just a mental thing now.”

“I’m celebrating my first anniversary since quitting. When I called the quitline, I was already using a combination of nicotine replacement therapies but needed more support….I believe the quitline saved my life. Now I have so much more confidence in all areas of my life.”

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Pennyrile District Health Department is dedicated to
protecting the environment, providing preventive health
services, and educating our communities to promote
healthier lifestyles.
Services of the Pennyrile District Health Department are
available to all qualified persons regardless of race, creed,
color, sex, country of origin, or disability.

Contact Us

Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 388-9747
Caldwell County Health Department - (270) 365-6571
Crittenden County Health Department - (270) 965-5215
Livingston County Health Department - (270) 928-2193
Lyon County Health Department - (270) 388-9763
Trigg County Health Department - (270) 522-8121

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