Michael Michola, Orlando Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement Hello.
My name is Michael Michola and I am the President of the Quit Smoking Cigarettes Organization Inc.(http://www.quitsmokingcigarettes.org,) a 501(c)(3) non profit that was established to help people quit smoking.
All proceeds from the sale of my photographs are donated to the Quit Smoking Cigarettes Organizationm which incidentally is launching Quit Smoking Sea Camp in 2011 where people will spend a week or two snorkeling, SCUBA diving, Kayaking and learning to saiil, as they also learn to become smoke-free. For those who want to put Marijuana behind them we will be holding the Great Jamaican smoke-out in an undisclosed location on the island this year (visit quitsmokingpot.org for more info.
Please decorate your office walls with images of the reef so that I can continue helping people overcome their addictions to nicotine and marijuana.
I became an avid snorkeler aboard The Quit Smoking Cruise as I have found it to be an excellent way to commemorate one's transition into a smoke-free world. I can also be found leading Quit Smoking Boot Camp and attending Cessation Vacations. I personally smoked for thirty years and after finally quitting, have spent a good amount of time and resources helping others.
I became a travel agent in order to secure good rates for our clients and am now half way through becoming a real estate agent in Orlando, Florida in order to support my philanthopic efforts.