Locals Discuss Their Quitline Success, One Story at a Time, From Makaha to Kamuela



“The Quitline’s advice, the resources, the internet, the motivation, just talking to them on the phone is what kept me going.”

Alicia Waianae


“I watched my dad disappear before my eyes.”

Robyn Kailua-Kona


“I am able to look at my daughter and say, I’m healthy and I’m gonna stay this way.”

Terese Makawao


“When I called the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline and I got started on the program, I never picked up a cigarette after that.”



“I think it’s important for people to hear my story about the things that happened in my life with my dad and me.”

Randy Kamuela


“I honestly believe that Hawaii Tobacco Quitline saved my life.”

RobynExtended Story | Kailua-Kona


“If [Hawaii Tobacco Quitline] can help me after I’ve been a smoker for 15 plus years, they can help almost anybody that’s willing and committed to quit.”

Alicia Extended Story | Waianae


“I do feel like I’m a better parent having gone through watching my father pass away from smoking because it has actually helped me to ensure that my children will not do the same.”