One Woman's Story: Quitting Smoking

PamelaQuitting smoking isn't easy. In fact, many ex-smokers say that it's one of the hardest things they've ever done, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Millions of people have quit — and so can you.

Just ask Pamela Worth.

We spoke with Pamela in honor of the Great American Smokeout — coming up on November 21 — about her decision to quit smoking and how that decision helps her lead a healthier life. She tried quitting many times before she succeeded, but she finally found a way that worked for her.

I encourage you to read our full interview with Pamela. She talks about quitting smoking, the challenges she faced, and the tools that helped her kick the habit. It's an inspiring story for anyone thinking of breaking free of cigarettes.

If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths for women — but if you quit, your risk of dying from a smoking-related illness decreases. There are resources available at Smokefree Women to help you or someone you love quit and stay smoke-free.