More than a year later, Hartley is still smoke-free, no longer uses nicotine replacement products and is seeing improvements every day. In addition to saving money, sleeping better and traveling without worrying about taking smoking breaks, he’s noticing a lot of health benefits as well.
“Not only can I walk up stairs easier without getting short of breath, but my blood pressure and cholesterol levels have improved,” he says. “I’m even noticing an improvement in my mental health. I’m happier and in a better mood, and my co-workers and family members have noticed it too.”
Dietrich has even noticed a significant change in Hartley.
“When I first spoke to Alan, he seemed a bit depressed and concerned about reaching his goals,” she says. “However, Alan was determined, and since quitting smoking, he’s become much more energetic, talkative and positive. It’s been an honor supporting him on his journey, and I’m so glad he has found continued success through our program.”
Hartley still speaks with Dietrich every two months. Although he gained some weight after quitting, he is making progress every month toward his goal weight and is still blown away by the many positives that have come with giving up cigarettes.
“Lindsey and the Tobacco Treatment Program saved my life,” he says. “I would highly recommend this resource to anyone who wants to quit. Even if you’ve tried on your own before, it’s never too late to try again with a trained specialist supporting you every step of the way.”