Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking Resources

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2013)
  • Lung cancer is the most preventable form of cancer death in our society. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2013)
  • In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths; this equals about 443,000 early deaths each year. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2013)
  • Each year, about 3,400 non-smoking adults die of lung cancer as a result of breathing secondhand smoke. Each year secondhand smoke also causes about 46,000 deaths from heart disease in people who are not current smokers. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2013)

Your medical team strongly encourages you to stop smoking and offers the following resources:

The American Cancer Society’s Stay Away from Tobacco site offers information on tobacco and cancer, a guide to quitting smoking and suggestions for friends and family on how to help a smoker quit. Click here to learn more.

The American Lung Association offers resources to help smokers figure out their reasons for quitting and then take the big step of quitting for good. Visit them to learn more.

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline, a joint effort through the Illinois Department of Public Health and The American Lung Association of Illinois, provides both a website, and a telephone resource:

CALL 1-866-QUIT YES!

(1-866-784-8937) or TDD 1-800-501-1068