Quit at Duke

Program Leadership

James Davis, MD
Director, Smoking Cessation
James Davis, MD

If you are a cancer patient or cancer survivor who smokes, one of the best things you can do is to stop smoking. For many cancers, smoking leads to an increased rate of cancer recurrence. Smoking also leads to poor outcomes in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation — all important cancer treatments.  

Cancer patients and cancer survivors who smoke tend to have high-level nicotine dependence, high-level stress, low energy, and can have feelings of anxiety and depression. It is especially hard to quit smoking when faced with these challenges.

Run by a clinical tobacco treatment specialist, James Davis, MD, the Duke Cancer Center Smoking Cessation Program (Quit at Duke) is a multifaceted program that can help you quit.

The program provides:

•    a comprehensive evaluation
•    evidence-based medications — often combination medications or adaptive treatment
•    multiple behavioral interventions — run by Masters+ level staff
•    long-term phone-based “checkups”
•    access to research studies (clinical trials)


The clinic is located inside the Duke Cancer Center in 2-2. It is open to cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Make an Appointment

For information on Quit at Duke or to make an appointment please call 919-613-QUIT.