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.
There are many important reasons to quit tobacco use if you have been diagnosed with cancer, including:
You'll meet with a certified tobacco treatment specialist who will:
We have very good success rates and will be with you every step of the way.
We can help you quit:
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 act2quit.org.
It’s never too late to quit using tobacco or vaping products.
Dr. Pierre de Delva, thoracic surgeon and Interdisciplinary Thoracic (Lung) Cancer program leader, and Dr. Karen Crews, former ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education and Research director, discuss why it’s important to quit and how ACT can help.