Encouraging Smokers to Talk With Their Physicians About Quitting Smoking

Let us help you quit smoking!  The most recent issue of JAMA (Vol 309, No. 22), highlighted the national media campaign of The Office on Smoking and Health at the CDC  to motivate smokers to quit smoking by directing them to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, which directs callers to their state quitlines for free cessation counseling, or the Tips campaign website, which provides information on the campaign and practical quitting advice.  Well-known consequences of smoking: lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as lesser-known consequences such as stroke, heart disease, head and neck cancer, Buerger disease, and exacerbation of asthma and diabetes.  For more information, read the this article:

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