VJ Sleight is a former smoker who found it extremely hard to quit even after being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32. She was finally successfully after quitting for at least 3 months, 9 separate times. Since then it has been her passion and mission in life to help others become smokefree. She has a Masters Degree in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine and was trained at the Mayo Clinic as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She provides group and individual cessation counseling in Southern California and speaks nationwide to health care providers on how to effectively motivate patients to quit.