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What do I need to know about quitting smoking?

The US Surgeon General has said, "Smoking cessation (stopping smoking) represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives."
Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for information and resources to help you quit, or visit cancer.org/smokeout.

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