Smoking Cessation Programs
Quitting smoking is the single best health decision you can make. Emory offers resources and support to help you quit smoking. Our classes teach you helpful tips like setting a quit date, ways to overcome the urge to smoke and activities to do to help keep you from smoking. We’ll work together with you to develop a personalized program that caters to your unique needs.
Our smoking cessation programs are available through several of our offices and centers. Use the links below to learn more and find one that’s right for you.
Smoking Cessation Benefits
If you’re a current smoker, you can greatly reduce your risk of lung cancer and other diseases by choosing to quit.
- Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and heart rate are reduced to almost normal.
- Within 12 hours of quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
- Within 2 week to 2 months, your circulation improves, and your lung function increases.
- Within 10 years of quitting smoking, the risk of dying from lung cancer is about half of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas decrease.
- Smoking can reduce your good cholesterol (HDL) and your lung capacity, making it difficult to get the physical activity you need to stay healthy.
- Quitting smoking today will lower your risk for heart disease, aneurysms, blood clots, stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Early Detection Lung Screening Could Save Your Life
We recommend requesting a lung screening consult if you respond YES to all of the following lung screening requirements:
- Are you 55 or older?
- Are you a current or former smoker?
- Have you quit less than 15 years ago?
- Do you have a smoking history of 30-pack years or greater?