Smoking Cessation Programs
Tobacco is very addictive. Don't be hard on yourself if at first you don't succeed. It takes the average adult 7-9 quit attempts before success is reached. Smoking cessation programs can give you the support you need to be successful.
New York State Smokers' Quitline
Provides FREE telephone cessation counseling. Most smokers also qualify for FREE nicotine replacement patches, lozenges or gum.
Or visit www.nysmokefree.com
Broome County Health Department
For Information call 607-778-3068
CD Available: A new CD on "How to stop smoking in 5 easy lessons" is available for loan. For information call 607-778-3068.
Tioga County Health Department
For information call: 607-687-8607.
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network
Quit Kit Program for Pregnant Women, Parents and Caregivers This program involves receiving materials in the mail and weekly phone counseling.
Location: Your own home
For Information call: 607-772-0517 or 800-231-0744
UHS Stay Healthy Center at the Oakdale Mall
Individual Smoking Cessation Counseling
Format: One-on-one telephone counseling
For Information call: 607-763-5555
New York State Tobacco Control Program
For a comprehensive list of reports available through the New York State Tobacco Control Program, visit the NYS Department of Health website.
- Fourth Annual Independent Evaluation of New York's Tobacco Control Program - August 2007 (PDF, 2.4MB, 274pg.)
- Third Annual Independent Evaluation of New York's Tobacco Control Program - September 2006 (PDF, 956KB, 92pg.)
- Second Annual Independent Evaluation of New York's Tobacco Control Program - August 2005 (PDF, 1.75MB, 364pg.)
- First Annual Independent Evaluation of New York's Tobacco Control Program - November 2004 (PDF, 1.66MB, 284pg.)
- Retail Advertising and Promotions for Cigarettes in New York, September 2007 (PDF, 249KB, 32pg.)
- Youth Tobacco Surveillance New York State 2000 - 2006
- Broome and Tioga County Community Study Results
Action on Smoking and Health
A national charitable antismoking & nonsmokers' rights organization providing "Everything for people concerned about smoking and nonsmokers' rights, smoking statistics, quitting smoking, smoking risks, and other smoking information." www.ash.org
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. www.cancer.org
American Lung Association of NYS
The American Lung Association of New York State (ALANYS) works to promote lung health and prevent lung disease and is in the forefront on tobacco and environmental health issues. ANANYS' public policy efforts have fueled the fight against Big Tobacco and they organize an e-advocacy group through which you can get involved.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation. www.no-smoke.org
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is on the front lines of tobacco prevention. They provide the tools, information, news and support you need to take an active role in the fight against youth tobacco addiction. They also provide suggestions and assistance for other projects you can undertake in your community to help keep kids tobacco-free. www.tobaccofreekids.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Smoking & Tobacco Use web site provides easy access to a comprehensive collection of data, data sources, publications, and products on a wide range of topics including Health Effects, Secondhand Smoke, Youth Tobacco Prevention, Tobacco Industry and Products, Smokeless (Oral) Tobacco and Smoking Cessation. www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Expose Big Tobacco
Provides information on how the tobacco industry reaches into our communities to normalize and promote smoking and ideas on how you can take action. www.exposebigtobacco.com
Reality Check New York State
Youth Empowerment Initiative that mobilizes New York teens to refuse to allow the tobacco industry to manipulate them into smoking. They expose the shady practices of the tobacco industry in their relentless efforts to addict young people in order to replace their dying customers. www.realitycheckny.org
For more information on Smoke Free Housing in New York State go to: www.smokefreehousingny.org