Prevention & Early Detection

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Living Tobacco-Free Services

Living Tobacco-Free is a service available to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients. You do not have to be in Seattle to participate and benefit from the program. We can meet with you in-person or talk on the phone, whichever suits your needs. For more information, call (206) 288-7766.

The goal of SCCA Living Tobacco-Free Services is to help you create a plan to quit that will work for you. We achieve this by addressing three key components:

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  • Ending the physical addiction and craving
  • Looking at your emotional reasons for smoking, such as stress or boredom, and identifying new ways to handle these issues
  • Finding effective ways to break the habit of using tobacco

When you schedule a Living Tobacco-Free session, you will meet with or talk on the phone with tobacco-cessation counselors Grace Bell (left) or Donna Manders (center).

How We Can Help

During your Living Tobacco-Free session, we will talk with you about the following to help you quit smoking:

  • Nicotine-withdrawal medications. If you are interested in using a medication to manage nicotine-withdrawal symptoms, we can help you determine which one is best for you and help you access it.
  • Stress management. If you smoke to manage stress or deal with other emotional issues, we can offer alternate approaches that will preserve and improve your health.
  • Creating new habits. We can help you find strategies to break the habit of smoking.
  • Educational resources and materials. We can provide written educational materials and information about other resources for quitting smoking.

You are welcome to call us as many times as you like during your journey to becoming tobacco-free. Our goal is to help you become a comfortable, confident non-smoker in a time frame that works for you.

Drop Ins and Referrals

Join us at our Drop-In Hour from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the SCCA Sanctuary, located on the first floor. This hour is open to anyone with questions or concerns about smoking cessation. You may ask your SCCA doctor for a referral by calling (206) 288-7222. You can self-refer by calling (206) 288-7766.

Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking and Get Screened

It is never too late to stop smoking—quitting at any time will enable you to live a longer and healthier life. If you keep trying, you will succeed. Studies prove it’s worth it. Read more.

See our infographic on new ways to screen for lung cancer that might help detect it early enough to fight it.