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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


smoking cessation  listen  (SMOH-king seh-SAY-shun)

  To quit smoking. Smoking cessation lowers the risk of cancer and other serious health problems. Counseling, behavior therapy, medicines, and nicotine-containing products, such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and nasal sprays, may be used to help a person quit smoking.

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