Geri's Story

After 30 years of smoking, Geri is setting a new example for her family. She doesn't want them to struggle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as she does.

After 30 years of smoking Geri is setting a new example for her family. And wants them to follow suit and quit smoking as she did recently. Geri says "I do not want them to struggle with COPD [lung disease] as I do, or any other smoking-related illness for that matter!" With help from 1-800-QUIT NOW, she is enjoying her sixth month as a non-smoker. Geri realized that her addiction was psychological as well as physical. She knew she needed to overcome her old behaviors. Geri's 1-800-QUIT NOW coach helped her develop a plan to deal with encountering another smoker. Now whenever Geri meets another smoker, she turns in the opposite direction and pops a mint in her mouth to overcome the urge.