Simmons Cancer Center is partnering with parents and teens to help them understand the dangers of vaping and smoking. Learn more about nicotine addiction and how to talk to each other about quitting.
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nicotine Cessation Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s comprehensive nicotine cessation program is devoted to helping you or someone you care about quit smoking, vaping, or using any nicotine and tobacco products.
Our program offers:
- Appointments with a physician who can prescribe medicines to ease cravings and other withdrawal symptoms
- One-on-one sessions with certified tobacco treatment specialists who can help you manage your nicotine triggers
- Group support - for extra encouragement from those who understand the challenges of quitting
- Convenient visits by phone or video conference
Appointments are free. However, there may be a cost for medicines or nicotine replacements if you choose to use those. Together, we’ll create a personalized plan that works best for you.
Learn more about UT Southwestern’s Nicotine Cessation Program
What to Expect
Watch Nicotine Cessation Program: An Overview for a closer look at the different aspects of our program. Hear how UT Southwestern’s Nicotine Cessation Program and a sense of humor helped Roger Cox complete a 50-year quest to quit smoking.
Understanding the Quit Journey
The path to becoming nicotine-free can feel overwhelming at first. You might be wondering if quitting is for you. In Understanding the Quit Journey, we describe the physical, social, and mental aspects of breaking a nicotine addiction. Program graduate Albert Goodall shares what motivated him to stop smoking and why he’s happy he quit.
Still unsure about where you are on the journey to quitting? Our interactive survey, Nicotine Cessation: Understanding Where You Are, has tips and feedback to help you think it through.
Lung Cancer Screening
Because early detection is so important, UT Southwestern offers a low-dose CT lung cancer screening to look for early signs of changes that can be detected and treated in people who are at the highest risk for developing lung cancer. Learn more about our CT screening for lung cancer, find out whether you might be a good candidate for screening, or read our lung cancer guide (PDF).