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Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder

Chris's Story

At age 39, Chris discovered a lump in his neck. He never thought his smoking habit would lead to a diagnosis resulting in the biggest shock of his life. He had stage 4 lung cancer. Now, as a former smoker and lung cancer survivor, Chris is sharing his story so that other New Yorkers can make the decision to quit smoking now.



NYC Quits Resources

No matter how long or how much you have smoked, it is never too late to stop. We can help you quit smoking and stay smoke-free for good. Find information on how to quit, how to cope with common nicotine withdrawal symptoms and locate a quit smoking program near you.

It is hard to quit smoking. Most people try several times before they are able to quit for good. The good news is – although it’s hard, it can be done. To connect with other quitters and read inspirational stories of other New Yorkers who have quit for good, visit our NYC Quits Smoking - I Quit Because Facebook page.

You can also Sign up for our Text NYC Quits program (available in English or Spanish). Text NYC Quits provides smokers and recent quitters with real-time, around-the-clock advice, support, tips and encouragement. To sign up, text NYC QUITS to 877-877 (Español: envíe el mensaje de texto DEJE DE FUMAR al 877877). Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit, HELP for more information. Visit our texting services page for more information about our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.