Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Resources
Lung cancer screening is not meant to replace quitting smoking. Whether or not you decide to be screened, quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to lower your risk of lung cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses. If you have already quit, remaining a former smoker will continue to lower your risk of lung cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses year after year.
Becoming a former smoker is a process that can take time and a lot of effort, but with the right tools and support you can do it! The resources below can help you become a former smoker and if you have already quit, help you stay a former smoker.
At Exeter Hospital: Better Choices, Better Health Workshops
Better Choices Better Health is a 6-week self-management workshop for adults with any chronic health condition. The workshop focuses on self-management tools like weekly action plans that help people reach their healthy lifestyle goals. Tobacco use itself is a chronic condition, and participants who are trying to quit smoking can use the weekly action plan to create their step-by-step quit plan. For more information, click on the link below or call 603-580-6668.
Exeter Hospital - Better Choices, Better Health
For New Hampshire Residents: QuitNow-NH
QuitNow-NH, 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669), is the confidential quit line that provides smoking cessation counseling free of charge to New Hampshire residents. Call to enroll or click on the link below to their web site where you can enroll in the quit line or get more information as well as quit tips and links to other resources.
Quit Now New Hampshire (quitnownh.org)
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Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Screening Resources
About The Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Test | American Lung Association
Lung Cancer - Information for Patients, Caregivers, Health Professionals and More | American Lung Association
American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Guide | What You Need to Know
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer - Support for Patients, Survivors & Caregivers
Lung Cancer—Patient Version - National Cancer Institute