I decided to try the Fresh Start Smoking Cessation class offered at my company because I never quit smoking more than 6 months on my own. I wanted to permanently quit this time and thought it would be better to try roughing it out with others. The classes were helpful because I learned that others struggled as badly as I did – in fact the withdrawal symptoms were not an imaginary excuse to start smoking again! I liked the fact that we all picked our own quit date during the course and it was not a forced date. I also like that when someone fell off the wagon Gail offered support and encouragement, and helped us learn from it rather than badgering. It has been a little over 2 -1/2 years since I quit smoking and I feel fortunate that I was able to stay quit. I know I have the skills from the class to stay smokefree.