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Quitting Smoking

David Hyde
05/07/2012 at 12:40 p.m.

Smoking is the leading cause of premature, preventable death in the United States. Tobacco kills nearly 8,000 Washington state residents every year. But despite the risks, many people continue to smoke in part because it's so hard to quit. We'll hear your stories of trying to quit smoking and talk to an expert at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


  • Washington State Quitline, live phone counseling and NRT for some populations: 1.800.Quit.Now (1.800.784.8669)
  •, live online and phone counseling and access to online and other quit resources: 1.877.44U.Quit (1.877.448.7848)
  • King County's Facebook Page To Help You Quit, Social media support page where you can connect with others about success and challenges with quitting alongside learning important tobacco information:


Jonathan Bricker is a faculty member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and at the University of Washington. He studies the psychological difficulties behind quitting smoking.

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