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VIDEO: How Matt Quit Smoking after 40 Years

Published October 10, 2018
  • Success Stories

Shasta County resident Matt's smoking habit began when he was a teenager and lasted more than 40 years. At one point, he was smoking one and a half packs a day.

In this video, Matt shares how he quit with the help of local resources and inspiration from his grandson.

Learn more about FREE local programs to help people quit tobacco. You can also call the Shasta County Tobacco Cessation Program at (530) 229-8467,

 

 

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