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Smoking is undoubtedly one of the greatest preventable health hazards our society faces. Among the many ill effects of smoking, it significantly contributes to the development of heart disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. Because smoking is such a difficult habit to break, yet so important, UNC is ready to help you quit! Doctors and nurses in the pulmonary clinic and the multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic (MTOP) can address the use of medications to aid quitting. 

Useful Information 

UNC Tobacco Treatment Program: A UNC clinic dedicated to help smokers quit. To make an appointment today call (919) 966-0211 or e-mail 

Additional resources for help to stop smoking 

Quit Line NC 

Quitting Tips and Techniques


There is a free quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) that can provide counseling and sometimes free patches/gum.