How to Quit Smoking

A Scientifically Proven and Effective Strategy to Stop Smoking
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How to Quit Smoking


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Did you know that tobacco use remains the number 1 preventable cause of death among U.S. adults? And that vaping nicotine is not nearly as bad for you as tobacco?

While tobacco use can increase risk of death by over 400%, quitting before age 45 eliminates the increased risk of dying from tobacco.

Tobacco contains over 7,000 chemical compounds, and over 70 chemicals known to cause cancer.  Not only does tobacco cause direct damage to DNA, it impairs the body's immune system that would otherwise repair that damage.

In this course, Dr. Nicholas Cohen, MD, a primary care physician in San Francisco, provides a comprehensive plan to help you quit smoking.  You'll learn effective strategies that have worked for thousands of his patients. 

The course begins with the definition and prevalence of tobacco use. Next, Dr. Cohen shows the evidence for the health impact of tobacco; how using tobacco shortens lifespan. He'll describe not only the consequences of smoking, but also the health benefits of quitting.   Dr. Cohen will then share with you tips for quitting smoking. He will share with you a proven 6-Step Approach to Quitting. Finally, Dr. Cohen will answer some frequently asked questions, and conclude with a summary of the information covered.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who uses tobacco or loves someone who uses tobacco


Primary Care Physician
Nicholas Cohen, MD
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 276 Reviews
  • 6,297 Students
  • 37 Courses

Nicholas Cohen has been a primary care physician for over 11 years.  He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is currently affiliated with University of California San Francisco seeing patients at a primary care clinic in downtown San Francisco.

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