Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking may be the best single change you can make to improve your health, assist in your recovery, and enrich your quality of life.

According to the National Cancer Institute, quitting smoking is helpful even if you have already been diagnosed with cancer. Even recent quitters are more likely to recover from cancer than people who smoke. Continuing to smoke may decrease the effectiveness of treatment and worsen its side effects. Smoking also makes it more difficult for your wounds to heal after surgery.

Roswell Park is one of only 19 sites chosen for a new clinical trial to determine if a new vaccine (NicVAX®) can use your body’s  own immune system to fight the craving for nicotine.

Millions have already quit, and so can you.

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Free Help to Quit Smoking

The New Your State Smokers' Quitline
Take advantage of FREE online services where you can work with a virtual Quit Coach to develop a personalized Quit Plan, enter a Smokefree Community, or apply for nicotine patches or gum.

National Cancer Institutes Smoking Quitline
English or Spanish - toll free within the U.S., Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time. 877 448-7848

You can also call Toll-free:  866-697-8487

  • Monday - Thursday  9:00 am to 9:00 pm •  Friday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm •  Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Taped message library and tip of the day - 24 hours / 7 days
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Disabled: Call the NY Relay Service at 7-1-1 (Voice or TTY), give the operator the Quitline number.

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