This [“Blowing Smoke,” May 23] was an excellent article and should be read by every smoker as well as every nonsmoker trying to get a smoker to quit. As a nurse who has been providing smoking cessation services for 18 years, I know firsthand what an incredible addiction this is. I would love the opportunity to follow up with Paul and his wife. I have excellent success rates and my strong sense is they could use my help! In the meantime, I am encouraging all my clients to read the article! And all the best to Paul and his wife as they attempt to kick the most difficult of all addictions. It is conquerable, I promise!

Carol Southard, RN

Smoking Cessation Specialist

Northwestern Memorial Wellness Institute