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Smoking

CigaretteSmoking contributes to atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries. Atherosclerosis causes the lining of the arteries to change and the arteries to thicken. Fat and plaque build up inside the arteries blocking the flow of blood and may cause a stroke.

Smoking Cessation Program Hotlines

Local Programs
Buffalo General Medical Center
(716) 859-1890

DeGraff Memorial Hospital
(716) 690-2074

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
1-800-ASK-RPCI

National Programs

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872

American Cancer Society
(716) 689-6981

American Heart Association
(716) 564-1100

Telephone Counseling

Committed Quitters
1-800-770-0708

NYS Smokers' Quitline
1-866-NY-QUITS
1-866-697-8487

Internet Sites

The Quit Smoking Company - http://www.quitsmoking.com
American Lung Association - http://www.lungusa.org
Kickbutt.org - http://www.kickbutt.org
Quitnet - http://www.quitnet.org
New York State Smokers' Quitline - http://www.nysmokefree.com