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Smoking Cessation Resources

Becoming an Ex: Re-learn without cigarettes
Information, tools, and support for helping smokers to quit. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation to help people establish their own personal plan for quitting. Provides information on lung cancer risks and early detection.

Quitnet
Comprehensive website aimed at helping smokers kick their nicotine addiction. Offers interactive personalized quitting tools, quitting guides, ways to find support to stop smoking, and links to smoking, tobacco and cessation related information and resources.

Smokefree.gov
Information, tools and support for helping smokers to quit. Includes state and national resource and free materials. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Health & Human Services.

Smoking Cessation and Continued Risk in Cancer Patients (NCI's cancer.gov)
Briefly describes smoking as a primary risk factor for cancer, but focuses on the effect of smoking on cancer recurrence and diagnosis of a second primary cancer; patterns of quitting and continued smoking in cancer patients; and recommendations for cancer patients to quit smoking. Patient and health professional versions available. [8/02]

Freedom From Smoking (American Lung Association)
Free online smoking cessation program designed to educate and modify the behavior patterns of a smoker. This interactive course can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on any schedule the smoker chooses. Registration required.

Continued Cigarette Smoking By Patients Receiving Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Limited SCLC is Associated with Decreased Survival (PubMed)
Abstract of a study published in the April 2003 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology that found that patients with limited SCLC who continued to smoke during concurrent chemoradiotherapy have poorer survival rates than those who do not. [4/03]


 

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