Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Its also one of the best things you can do for your own health and for that of your family. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in adults increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, emphysema, lung cancer as well as cancers of the esophagus, cervix, bladder and many other organs. Children who grow up in homes where one parent smokes are twice as likely to smoke as other children, even if the parent never smokes at home.

If you have tried before and failed, try again. The average person who finally quits for good has tried to quit 6-8 times before. Some are successful the first time and others take a dozen attempts. The only thing that we know for sure is that if you don't try you will never succeed. The links below will take you to several resources that may help you in your attempt to quit. Please look them over and if you have any questions or need further help contact your doctor for more information.

Resource Links

There are a large number of resources available to people who want to quit smoking. I've listed some of the best below.
Our Tobacco Cessation Programs at NYU Langone can help you quit smoking and using other tobacco products.
Provides a number of resources including free daily text messaging and support to help you quit
This is an excellent booklet that is actually helpful for people of all ages who want to quit. Don't let the title hold you back if you're not 50 yet.
This program runs FREE six week classes to help smokers who want to quit.

Helpful Apps

App for iOS and Android