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Quitting Smoking

Congratulations on considering quitting smoking!

This is one of the best things you can do for your health. In terms of your urologic health, quitting smoking lowers your risk of kidney cancer, bladder cancer, bladder irritation, urinary frequency and urgency and pelvic organ prolapse. There are also a number of benefits for your heart, lungs and your overall health. Below are some resources that can help.

Your Primary Care Provider

Let your primary care provider know you are interested in quitting smoking. Some find medications like Zyban (also known as Wellbutrin or bupropion) or Chantix helpful. Nicotine patches or supplements are other medications some people use to help quit.


Support Groups

Call a Quit Coach

  • Speak to a trained specialist by calling the Quit Now Virginia quitline. It’s free and you can call as often as you like: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)


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