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Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death, as almost half of the people who continue smoking die of smoking-related problems. Choosing to quit smoking is the first step on your road to good health. That said, quitting is not easy. You may have short-term effects such as weight gain, irritability and anxiety.
Visit the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine for resources on quitting. The QuitLine number is tollfree: 1-800-QuitNow. This is a free program from the TN Department of Health.
Vanderbilt faculty and staff can learn about the employee Quit RX program here.