Program Success Stories

This is our commitment, and it begins with the mothers who participate in our Program. We created this program to help mothers quit smoking and to encourage the continuation of this very important decision so that mothers and their babies benefit from a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle.

Through all of our work and the much appreciated support of our Partners and Providers, nothing is more rewarding than the feedback that we receive from the mothers who have “graduated” from the BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™. These women are enjoying happier, healthier, and more financially rewarding lives…all because they quit smoking.

We appreciate every letter, email, and phone call that we receive, and we’re happy to include some of their stories.

ashlyn-flora-revised“Quitting smoking has not only helped my mental stability because I no longer rely on cigarettes to fix problems, it’s also helped with my recovery from other drugs and staying sober. Now, I’m facing my problems instead. Without cigarettes, I no longer have the desire to use other substances.”

¯ Ashlyn, Colorado

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“When I look at my son, I know I don’t want him to see me smoking. I want to be a good example.”

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– John + Angie, Indiana

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– Lakeyda, Tennessee

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“I have learned to look ahead to the future and really think about my family. I know that being smoke free offers me the opportunity to live a longer life and spend more time with my children.”

– Abigail, St. Joseph, Indiana

 

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– Stephanie, Colorado

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“BMTF helped me believe that I could quit smoking for good. A healthy baby was most important.”

– Morgan, Indiana

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“[The diaper vouchers] keep me motivated to continue being tobacco free. Diapers are expensive and this helps so much.”

– Sherrie, Indiana

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The most positive part of quitting and staying quit is that it’s better for my health and those around me.”

– Jamie

“We have been a smoking family for years.  Everyone in our family smokes.  This program has been helpful to have a support person because now our household is smoke free.  Neither of our babies will be around secondhand smoke at home, which is a huge step and a huge relief. The tips for quitting and the incentives made this program legit to us”

– Samantha + Kristina, Indiana

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“BMTF have given me lots of tips and information to use when I wanted to smoke and genuinely care about my success.”

– Zipporah, Indiana

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“The most positive part of quitting and staying quit has been breathing better, my baby is perfectly healthy, [born] full term.”

– Elizabeth, Indiana

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“The information on the effects to my baby was the thing that most influenced my decision to quit smoking.”

– Diana, Missouri

revised-Kierstin-Williams“BMTF has helped me realize that health and being worry free is more important and better for the both of us”

–  Kierstin, Kansas

revised-ashlynne-flora“I feel that have made a positive impact on my family and friends and inspire them to make a positive change in their lives. Before quitting, I was smoking up to two packs a day.”

¯ Ashlyn, Colorado

“I am proud of my quitting efforts and I am grateful for the support of my community. The BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ helped me realize how much my community cares about my health and the health of my family.”

– Stephanie, Colorado

revised-Jasmine-Eagle“My support person was amazing. She gave me motivation and support to quit smoking and live a healthier, happier life.”

– Jasmine, Colorado

revised-pamela-ness“The BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ helped significantly in my cessation efforts, knowing that I was getting tested and that someone other myself and my baby would be disappointed if I smoked actually helped as well as the diaper voucher being a great motivator. I truly believe I owe BMTF a lot for helping me quit smoking. It changed my life and I don’t know that I would have been able to do it without the program.”

– Pamela

 

revised-crystal-mcfarland“There are so many positives of quitting smoking and staying quit, including being a positive role model for others, but most importantly, being healthy for my baby and me.”

– Crystal, Colorado

 

revised-mikeala-bealka“For me, the hardest part about quitting smoking and staying quit was breaking the routine and not smoking when stressed.”

– Mikeala, Colorado

BMTF_Mom-&-Babies-(3)“Being able to see the carbon monoxide numbers gave me the motivation to quit.”

shelby-neff“The most difficult part of quitting was at first just seeing others smoke made me crave one. I still wanted one and I was so emotional from being pregnant that friends and family members quit smoking around me. Eventually I got my cravings under control and now seeing others smoke no longer tempts me.”

Shelby, Indiana

bab-gonzales-revsied“BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program helped my cessation efforts by supporting me to stop smoking.”

I started smoking at the age of 14. With every pregnancy, I put the cigarettes down but would always pick them back up after I had my children. The BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ gave me the incentive to lay the down and continue with it. It makes you aware of what it does to your health along with the health of your children. I feel healthier. My kids aren’t inhaling it (smoke) so that makes them healthier as well. I couldn’t feel better.

Left to right: Sarah Russell (Director), Lauren Orton (PHOA), Carolyn Driggers (mom), Teresa Gregory(HD Health Educator), MaryJane Adkisson(PHOA) Center: Eugene Driggers in his new stroller

Left to right: Sarah Russell (Director), Lauren Orton (PHOA), Carolyn Driggers (mom),
Teresa Gregory(HD Health Educator), MaryJane Adkisson(PHOA)
Center: Eugene Driggers in his new stroller

“I was highly motived to quit but the BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ helped with information, support and encouragement.”

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Warren Christian Russel Stuck and his mom, Carlee, who quit smoking after three years of using tobacco.

Warren Christian Russel Stuck and his mom, Carlee, who quit smoking after three years of using tobacco.

“Knowing I was pregnant was all the motivation I needed, and BABY & ME — Tobacco Free Program™ helped me. It was a blessing having help in providing diapers, and an added motivator to stay quit.”

“My greatest challenge came after I quit nursing, feeling that if I started smoking again it would not affect the baby.”

Megan remains smoke-free and says she would definitely recommend the program.

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“The most positive part of quitting and staying quit is that my child is healthy and I am healthier.”