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Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco cessation is an important part of ongoing cancer care, and, in instances when a patient may need to undergo extensive surgery, it is mandatory. At UMMC, the ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education, and Research can design a treatment plan to meet your needs, and increase the likelihood you will quit and stay tobacco-free.

You'll meet with a team of certified treatment specialists who will:

  • Evaluate your tobacco use.
  • Work with you to develop a personalized plan to quit.
  • Teach you skills and strategies to help break the cycle of nicotine addiction.
  • Show you how to manage addiction-related behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Help you obtain prescriptions, when needed, to maximize your chances of success.

We have very good success rates and will be with you every step of the way.

If you live outside of Jackson, we have satellite centers across the state and can arrange for you to attend counseling sessions closer to home.

We can help you quit:

  • Traditional smoked tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, pipes)
  • Smokeless products (snuff, snus, long-cut chew, dissolvable tobacco such as sticks, orbs, strips)
  • Hookah or waterpipe products
  • E-cigarettes and other addictive vaping devices such as pens

Quitting tobacco use is the first step toward a healthier, cancer-free life.To learn how we can help, call (601) 815-1180 or visit