If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, you can lower your risk for cancer, heart attack, strokes and early death by quitting. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you want to quit smoking talk to your health care provider. Quitting is not easy but there are many different tools available to help you quit. The first step is deciding that you are ready to quit.
Smoking Cessation Handouts
Reasons for me to Quit Smoking - questions to help you think about why YOU want to quit smoking
Smoking Cessation Quit Kit - packet of educational materials that we give to patients who are ready to quit (individual handouts are listed below)
- You Can Quit Smoking - booklet that covers all aspects of smoking cessation, including available medicines
- Tips for Smoking Cessation - helpful hints and tips developed by a former smoker
- What Happens when you Quit Smoking - how your body heals after you quit
- Smoking Cessation checklist - what to do when you are preparing to quit smoking
- Recovery Symptoms - symptoms to expect while you are quitting
- NC Quitline Flyer - information on free phone support provided by trained counselors
Smoking Cessation Assistance
UNC Nicotine Dependence Program through UNC Department of Family Medicine - The Nicotine Dependence Program Clinic allows for individual meetings with a tobacco cessation specialist and on going support. Call 919-843-1521 for further information or visit their website.
NC Quitline Website - the NC Quitline will connect you with a trained quit coach who provides help over the phone. The NC Quitline is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is free. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).