William Checkley, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, and Trishul Siddharthan, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, co-authored a chapter of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General. The report highlights the latest research on quitting smoking with proven ways to help patients quit for good. The report was presented at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 23.

The report:

  • Discusses patterns of adult smoking and smoking cessation in the U.S.;
  • Updates findings on the biology of addiction and smoking cessation;
  • Reviews the immediate- and long-term health benefits of smoking cessation;
  • Examines clinical treatments and tools, including counseling and medications, proven to increase smoking cessation; and
  • Highlights population-based strategies proven to increase smoking cessation.

Press Conference to Release Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking Cessation

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