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Former Smokers Share How They Quit the Habit for Good

Medically reviewed by Daniel Lew, M.D.

“I quit smoking when my spine specialist told me he wouldn't do my surgery if I was a smoker. I could barely walk at the time, so that was some wicked motivation!” says Paula Colarusso, a hair salon owner in Hudson, New York. “Eighteen years later, I’m still smoke-free.”

There are plenty of success stories like Paula’s. Be it for family, health, or simply social reasons, when a smoker is motivated to quit, it can be done.

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