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MUSC Health Tobacco Treatment Program

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoked tobacco in pipes – other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

By quitting – even for one day – you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health.

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Effects of Smoking

Cigarette smoke harms nearly every organ in your body and causes many diseases. Half of all smokers who continue to smoke will die from a smoking-related illness.
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Ready to Quit?

Strategies for kicking the habit as well as information on medications and other resources that can help you.
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For Health Professionals

Materials professionals can use to help their patients.


Information about our faculty, South Carolina Tobacco Research Group (SCTRIG), and clinical studies.
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