Help to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking lowers your risk of cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many other health problems. Within months of quitting, your lung function and circulation will improve.

How Quitting Helps

Even if you have cancer, tobacco cessation is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your overall health and reduce the risk of the cancer returning. By quitting, you will also metabolize chemotherapy treatments more efficiently and improve your lung function.

Your Cancer Institute team wants you to have the best possible chance for optimal health after your cancer diagnosis. Addressing tobacco use is a significant step.


Hartford Hospital offers SToPP: Stop Tobacco Prevention and Treatment Program, a tobacco cessation program. The program offers behavioral techniques, medication options and counseling support. SToPP accepts all health insurances and offers services in Spanish. To learn more, click here.

Additional useful resources include:

To learn more about Smoking Cessation and how Hartford Healthcare can help you, call 860.972.3668.

Our Team

We offer certified tobacco-treatment specialists who provide all tobacco cessation services. Typically, there is no cost to patients.

To read more about quitting smoking, click here.




The Connecticut Quitline

Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, provides free telephone counseling and referrals to local tobacco treatment programs. Telephone counseling is available 24/7 in many languages.

Call 1.800.QUIT.NOW


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