If you use tobacco and are ready to quit, UMMC offers resources to help. Our ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education, and Research provides free assistance to Mississippians trying to stop smoking or other tobacco use.
Located at the Jackson Medical Mall, ACT Center counselors and physicians have years of experience fighting tobacco use. These specialists design a treatment plan to meet your needs, increasing the likelihood you will quit and stay tobacco-free.
According to research collected by the American Lung Association, smoking costs Mississippians millions of dollars every year.
According to research provided by the American Lung Association, tobacco treatment programs provide a great return on investment. Quitting can save a smoker thousands of dollars every year—and that's only counting cigarette purchases, not the healthcare costs associated with smoking or other tobacco use.
Every year, smoking cessation programs like those offered by the ACT Center can save Mississippi: