Tobacco use kills an estimated 12,000 New Yorkers a year—and many more suffer daily from tobacco-related illnesses. More than two-thirds of New York City smokers try to quit every year. Smokers experience higher rates of oral conditions that can complicate dental care, including periodontal disease and oral cancer. Quitting can decrease the risk of these complications, as well as prevent other debilitations and life-threatening diseases. The clinical tools, provider resources, and patient education materials in this Smoking and Oral Health Quit Kit will support and amplify your efforts to help patients quit smoking for good.