Taking a life-long approach to wellness can put us in more favorable health

Wherever you are in your journey to wellness today,
there are resources that can support you.

Smoking Cessation

Tobacco use is a risk factor for many types of cancer as well as other chronic health conditions like emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Thankfully, there are a variety of programs that can help you quit.

  • NJ Quitline: Available online or by phone toll-free at 1-866-NJ-STOPS (1-866-657-8677). Using the services of a Quitline can more than double your chances of quitting. These free services are available to all NJ residents who want to quit smoking or vaping. New Jersey Quitline Users get access to: self-help materials, counseling, emails, the wellness portal, and referral to NJ Quit Centers. A free two-week supply of nicotine replacement patches is also available to eligible callers.

  • Tobaccofreenj.com: A clearinghouse of New Jersey tobacco control resources related to quitting smoking, professional training, adult and youth consumer education and information on creating smoke free air policies.


A healthy diet helps to prevent a variety of diseases and can assist with the management of many chronic conditions.

Additionally, proper nutrition can help those undergoing treatment programs and navigating life after disease. You can also find nutrition resources for people with cancer and cancer survivors, on topics including eating, food safety, and dietary supplements on the USDA website.

Local programs are available for those with cancer and diabetes navigating their unique nutrition needs and food pantries can provide access to those experiencing food insecurity.

Additionally, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a wealth of resources on their website at Nutrition.gov.

USDA Website

Physical Activity

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving!

Movement has many benefits, including reducing obesity, which is a known risk factor for a variety of cancers. If you are wondering how much physical activity is right for you, and need some ideas on activities to try and how to fit them in, you can learn more:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website


The American Cancer Society uses the term cancer survivor to refer to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer no matter where they are in the course of their disease.

Navigating life as a survivor can introduce new layers to every day life. Whether it is coping with treatment, living well beyond it, or addressing long-term health concerns, there is a wealth of support available to you. Find resources and your virtual village on the American Cancer Society’s Survivorship Resource Center and Network.

Survivorship Resource Center and Network

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