Dan Wolanski

Dan Wolanski made a life altering decision in the Summer of 2009. During an appointment with his primary care provider, he mentioned that he wanted to quit smoking.

He’d begun to worry about the effects cigarette smoke on his dogs – and ultimately, on him, too. The medical provider encouraged him to quit and told him to come back when he was ready to set a stop date. Dan set a stop date of November 1, 2009.

“I came back. My medical provider prescribed a medication designed to help people quit smoking,” Dan recalls. “He helped guide me through the whole process. I couldn’t have done this without his support and encouragement.”

Dan has not smoked since. He is healthier, works out, and gets plenty of exercise. He keeps busy with his Christmas tree farm on Schaake Road, where he also grows hay, corn, millet and sorghum on his acreage.

“Smoking is a very addictive, life sapping, and very expensive habit,” he said. “I am so thankful I quit!”