"Fortunately, there's more than one way to quit smoking. . . the catch is you must choose wisely to become smoke-free." - Arthur A. Hawkins II
"The key is focusing on the positive. Build up the good things in your life and the smoking will go away by itself."
"Even at the hardest times I never doubted the whole thing was going to be a totally positive experience."
"If people don't love themselves enough to cut down on their smoking, they may love someone else enough to do it."
"Sometimes I just sit in front of a mirror and watch myself inhaling that poison gas. If I was in a concentration camp and someone tried to make me do that, I'd want to kill them."
"Even with the best preplanning quitting is an extremely unsettling experience. It may feel as if somebody dropped a bomb on your life."
"Seven out of 10 people don't smoke and of those who do, seven out of 10 want to give up." - Scottish Health Minister Andy Kerr
"Cigarette smoking is clearly identified as the chief, preventable cause of death in our society." - C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General
"Many lives can be saved by strengthening tobacco control measures -- cigarette taxes, counter-advertising, smoking bans, linguistically and culturally appropriate smoking prevention measures, and quit-smoking programs." - Bruce N. Leistikow, associate professor of public health sciences and a leading expert on smoking-related illnesses
"Habit is stronger than reason." - George Sanayana
"Smoking kills half of all lifetime smokers." - Dr. Alex Bobak of the anti-smoking group SCAPE
"Tobacco control is clearly a number one priority in Europe, not only aimed at men, particularly the male populations of Central and Eastern Europe, but increasingly targeted towards women, especially in Northern Europe." - Peter Boyle International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
"One of the great regrets of my life is that I smoked. If I could say anything to anybody starting out in life it would be, 'Whatever you do, don't smoke'. I have had to recover from that and been lucky that I have been able to stop." - Bill Nighy, star in the UK on his 30-year smoking habit 'Boat That Rocked' star (Daily Telegraph newspaper)
"Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a thousand times." - Mark Twain
"Exercise can't counteract the damage being done to your body while you continue to smoke. What exercise can do is help you kick the habit." - Kenneth H. Cooper, MD
"It is clear that medical costs will increase if non-smoking spreads. It's better that people smoke a lot and die early." - A doctor at Ida Hospital in Kawasaki City, Japan (He later apologized.)
"It's disgraceful that year after year, Congress has bowed to the tobacco lobby and refused to act." - Senator Edward Kennedy (MA) On seeking FDA regulatory power over tobacco. . .