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VCU Massey Cancer Center

Smoking cessation

Tobacco use is responsible for nearly one in five deaths in the United States. Because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are acquired behaviors — activities that people choose to do — smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society. Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. Whether you're a smoker, someone who uses smokeless tobacco or just someone trying to help a friend or loved one, the information found in the following links will help.

  • Cancer.org — guide to quitting smoking
  • Smokefree.gov — provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking