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Ready to Quit Smoking for Good?

Summary: Kicking the habit is one of the best ways to boost your health, yet just 4-7% of smokers successfully quit on any given attempt.
Air Date: 3/21/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Yvonne Hunt, PhD
Yvonne-HuntDr. Yvonne Hunt is a Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also holds an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Hunt’s research interests lie broadly in the area of smoking cessation, with an emphasis on reducing disparities in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Much of her current research focuses on the population-level dissemination of cessation interventions via internet and mobile platforms; in particular, she is interested in how e-health technologies can improve the reach and efficacy of traditional smoking cessation interventions. Dr. Hunt has played a key role in the development, promotion, and evaluation of Smokefree Women, an NCI website that helps support both immediate and long-term needs of women as they quit smoking and remain nonsmokers. She also serves as the co-lead for NCI’s Smokefree Teen initiative, which includes SmokefreeTXT, a youth-oriented mobile cessation intervention.
    Ready to Quit Smoking for Good?
    Kicking the habit is one of the best ways to boost your health, yet just 4-7% of smokers successfully quit on any given attempt.

    In this segment, Yvonne Hunt, a program director at the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch, joins Dr. Roizen to share proven strategies, from counseling to medication, that may help you or a loved one quit smoking for good.

    And just as important: She'll reveal what doesn't work.


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