“Good Morning Scott;

I just wanted to give you a heads up. I haven’t smoked a single cigarette not even a drag from someone else since 6:30 p.m. July 15th. Prior to that you know I had been doing ok with the not smoking. I know that the treatments that you gave me worked because as the days would pass since May 26th & I started the treatments I found myself understanding that I didn’t need that cigarette and that I was not going to fail again. I wanted to let you know that I do not miss it at all and I have honestly not jonzed for a single cigarette. My hubbie and I were talking about that on Saturday. I was telling him that it’s kind of funny how I look back and can’t seem to remember any moments with a cigarette in my hand and how I don’t miss it at all. I feel as if someone has taken a tremendous pressure off my chest and I am able to breathe better. I have gained a ton of weight, which I didn’t expect to gain this much, but, I have started an exercise program at home & am watching what I eat more often than before. I honestly feel that I could not have done this without your help and motivation. I’m really glad that I have been able to say good bye to this addiction & have no remorse in never having it in my life again! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will try to stop by tonight and stay for a few minutes but can’t stay the whole 2 hours b/c I took the train tdy & don’t like taking it very late.”

Source: Former Smoker (e-mail sent to Scott Irwin, CTTS -BeSmokeFree Program Director UM-AHEC Tobacco Treatment Specialist)