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Smoking Cessation Health Center

Smoking Cessation Overview

Smoking causes cancer, breathing problems, heart attacks, and stroke. Secondhand smoke causes asthma and breathing problems. Support groups, nicotine replacement therapy, and other medications can help you quit.

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How to Quit Smoking

You're ready to kick the habit. That's great!

There are different ways to quit smoking. Some work better than others. The best plan is the one you can stick with. Consider which of these would work for you:

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