Checkley and Siddharthan Featured in Surgeon General Report on Smoking Cessation

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