Smoking cessation 2017-01-28T09:40:59+00:00


Smoking is a modifiable risk factor for esophageal cancer. Improvements in circulation and lung function begin soon after a person quits smoking, leading to improved health.


National guidelines strongly recommend smoking counseling to help people to quit smoking (National Cancer Institute (NCI) Prevention and Cessation of Cigarette Smoking: Control of Tobacco Use). Tobacco Cessation Guidelines from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) provide helpful tips on smoking cessation for patients.