According the CDC, people who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke. Kitty Campuzano, BSN, OCN, discusses the benefits of quitting nicotine, not just on the lungs but the entire body.  

Kitty serves as the lung nurse navigator at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute and has been with Long Beach Medical Center for 23 years. Kitty has been certified in oncology nursing since 2018 and has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years. She has been certified as a smoking cessation facilitator through the American Lung Association. Kitty’s hobbies include vegetable gardening, nature hikes, book club, traveling and game night with the family.  

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