What if I smoke when I am stressed out?

Finding out that you have cancer can be scary. You probably feel confused, stressed and overwhelmed with questions. The emotional and physical stress that you experience may cause you to want to pick up a cigarette – either for the first time or as a continued habit.

This is understandable, but it’s important that you keep your body as healthy as possible during this time.  It’s understandable for you to have questions about smoking and cancer; below are some of the most common questions we get from our teen and young adult patients.