Hundreds of people will try to stop using tobacco products today because it's The Great American Smokeout.
But many people will have a hard time kicking the habit because cessation counselors say it usually takes up to 7 seven attempts to quit before someone is successful. One smoker who quit says it's a matter of will in order to remain smoke free.
"I think I'm done for life as far as quitting because it's something that I want to do. I have my goal set that I want to be healthier and I want to live longer, so I know this time I'm done for good as far as quitting." said Melvia Perkins who has stopped smoking for more than a year.
Another smoker who recently quit Bobbi Graham says the smoking cessation program at Harrington Cancer Center has helped her successfully quit for almost a year.