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UNC Nicotine Dependence Program

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health after being diagnosed with cancer. Continuing to smoke can interfere with your cancer treatment and recovery. By quitting all tobacco use, you can improve your health, reduce your chances of getting cancer again, and protect your loved ones from secondhand smoke.

The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program offers on-site tobacco cessation services for cancer patients who want to quit smoking or other tobacco use.

During the first appointment, a certified tobacco treatment specialist will help you make a plan for becoming tobacco-free.

This plan will include:

  • Strategies for coping with your triggers
  • Medication recommendations to help you quit, if your health care provider agrees that this is appropriate
  • Regular follow-up to support you through the quitting process

We also provide support for family members who want to quit and education for health care providers about tobacco use treatment.

The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program is offered through the UNC Department of Family Medicine under the direction of Dr. Adam Goldstein. For more information, please visit the UNC Nicotine Dependence Program website. Icon indicating that a link will open an external site.

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please contact:

Susan Trout, LCSW, MSPH, CTTS
Program Manager
Phone: 919-445-5439
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